Meat Loaf with Hidden Eggs
by Anne Mehr
Meatloaf with hidden eggs
Here's what I love to make for Easter when there are kids around. The German word for meatloaf is "Falscher Hasse" meaning "Fake Rabbit" and what's better for Easter than rabbit!
I put a couple of peeled hard-boiled eggs inside the loaf before I bake it. The kids love to see the eggs appear when the meatloaf is sliced.
- 4 lbs ground lean beef
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 3 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 4 hard-boiled eggs
- 8 slices bacon
- Into a very large bowl put in all the ingredients except the hard-boiled eggs and bacon.
- Mix thoroughly with your hands.
- Divide the meat mixture into 4 sections. Pat each section into a rectangle about 8' x 4" (approx.) Lay 2 peeled hard-boiled eggs lengthwise on each of two of the meat rectangles. Cover with remaining meat rectangles and seal edges by pressing together.
- Gently form the 'meatloaf' into a 'meatloaf' shape with your hands.
- Place both meatloaves onto a rimmed baking pan.
- Cover with the bacon slices.
- Roast in a preheated 375 F. oven for about 1 1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads an internal temperature of 165 F.
- Let the loaves stand at room temperature about 15 minutes before slicing.
- Makes 2 meatloaves, each one serving about 4 - 6 people.
This is something my Mutti made for us at Easter as well. Doing it as well brings back memories of her.
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