German Style Meatloaf

In Germany, meatloaf is traditionally prepared with hard cooked eggs in the middle. This creates a loaf slice with an eye appealing presentation, offering color and contrast as well as a comfort food that everyone will enjoy.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb Ground Beefmeatloaf german style meatloaf with hard boiled eggs in the middle
  • 1 lb Ground Pork
  • 1 lbBread Crumbs
  • 6 oz Tomato Ketchup
  • 3 ea uncooked Eggs
  • 1 cup Basil and Oregano Leave Blend

Preparation:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°
  • Hardboil 4 or 5 eggs, depending on size.
  • Cool eggs, peel and set aside.
  • Combine Beef, Pork, Bread Crumbs, Raw Egg and ketchup in a large bowl and thoroughly blend them together.
  • On a cutting board or countertop, lay your meatloaf mixture out and press into a square shape about 1 inch thick.
  • Place the hard cooked eggs ‘end to end’ across your meatloaf.
  • Fold one side of the meatloaf over the top of the eggs, and continue to “roll” the meatloaf into shape.
  • Tuck in the ends of your formed meatloaf so that none of the hard boiled egg is exposed.
  • Place your loaf into a lightly greased loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350 for 50 to 60 minutes and check with thermometer.
  • Meatloaf’s internal temp should be 155°.
  • Remove from oven and allow to ‘stand’ for 10 minutes before slicing.

Serve this dish with egg noodles and mushroom gravy & biscuits. Some recipes include prisciutto layered in with the eggs.