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Hearty Meatloaf Your Kids will Love!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

This is a great dinner meal for the entire family. My kids love this meatloaf recipe and can't wait until I cut into it to see the egg inside and get some immediately on their plate.

I usually prepare this dish the night before (after the kids go to bed), then pop it into the oven as soon as I get home so it`s ready just  in time for dinner.

Prep time: 35-40 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Serves about 6.


  • 1/4 cup butter (1/2 butter stick)
  • 2 medium yellow (cooking) onions
  • 700g (about 1.5 lbs) ground meat, but preferably chicken or turkey mincemeat (I use kosher dark chicken or turkey mincemeat - it tastes delicious every time)
  • 3 boiled eggs
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (recommended: Lea and Perrins)
  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs

You will need one medium roasting pan for this recipe and some parchment paper.


  1. Bring a sauce pan of cold water with 3 eggs to a boil, and boil the eggs until hard - for about 7 minutes - then put them in cold water so it's easy to peel them.
  2. Peel and chop the onions into small pieces. Heat the butter in a thick-bottomed frying pan. Cook the onions sprinkled with the salt on low to medium heat for about 20 minutes until the onions are golden and absorb all the fat. Remove to a bowl to cool.
  3. In a bigger bowl, put your mincemeat and add the Worcestershire sauce.
  4. When the onions have cooled down I like to mash them in a food processor, then add them to the meat mixture. Mix everything together with your hands.

  5. Beat 1 raw egg and add it to your meat mixture. Mix well with hands.
  6. Finally, add the breadcrumbs and mix all together well with your hands.

  7. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  8. Peel and have your 3 hard-boiled eggs ready.
  9. Prepare your roasting pan and put parchment paper on it.
  10. Take half of the meat mixture and make the bottom half of the meatloaf by patting half the meat mixture into a flattish oval shape.
  11. Place your 3 hard-boiled eggs in a row down the middle of the meatloaf.
  12. Now, take the other half of your meat mixture and put it on top of the eggs, shaping and patting into a solid loaf shape.
  13. Bake for 1 hour until golden and cooked well inside. Once it's out of the oven, let the meatloaf rest for 10 minutes, so it's easier to slice. Put it on a nice oval place and slice generously to that everyone can get some egg. I don't use any gravy, but if you'd like, you could. 

I recommend mashed potatoes or buckwheat kasha (if you're familiar with it) as a side dish.

Bon appetit!

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