This quick meatloaf recipe is so simple, so quick, and so delicious! In German it is called "Falscher Hase" meaning "false rabbit".
The similarity is in shape, not taste!
The loaf is formed into a slightly elongated, flattened shape to resemble a hare (rabbit). Just think of it like shaping a loaf of bread.
The recipe here is my quick German meatloaf recipe. This is one of those quick and easy dinner recipes that you can change up so easily.
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After it is shaped like a loaf, it is placed on a rimmed baking sheet. Using this method of how to make a meatloaf, ensures that the fat cooks out of the meat, making this a healthy dinner choice.
I usually make several loaves at once - one to eat hot right away (served with red cabbage and mashed potatoes is a treat!) - the rest is reheated for another dinner (slices warmed in the microwave are delicious) or sliced for sandwiches (a real treat!).
Here I've turned 8 pounds of ground beef (that I got on sale) into meatballs that will be oven browned and then frozen, 4 mini bacon-wrapped meatloaves, meatballs that will be cooked as "Königsberger Klöpse mit Hollandische Sosse" and some left over to freeze.
To check seasonings before baking, I put a small amount, about one teaspoon, of raw meat mixture onto a plate. I microwave that for about 1 minutes or until it sizzles and is cooked through. Let it cool momentarily and taste. Add extra salt and/or other seasonings as required :-)
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