Meatloaf stuffed with hard-boiled eggs

Meatloaf stuffed with hard-boiled eggs is a family recipe that is made a lot both by my and my husband’s Christopher’s family. The similarities between the food we consumed as kids are striking! And mind you I grew up in Poland and he in Chicago with his mom family coming from Ukraine. We would make this meatloaf stuffed with hard-boiled eggs for Easter or just an everyday dinner. Some people cover it with ketchup but I used my husband’s grandma’s trick and covered it with bacon slices which adds great flavor, I think we can all agree everything is better with bacon, and prevents meatloaf from getting dry. It’s just delicious! Very simple ingredients create a very rich complex flavor. This meatloaf is satisfying, delicate and very easy and fast to make. This recipe is a winner and we will definitely use it a lot.

I mixed together ground pork, breadcrumbs, raw eggs, parsley, paprika, marjoram, salt, pepper and finely chopped onion.

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I used my hands to combine it together.

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In a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil (not necessary but helps with the cleanup) and slightly greased I place half of the meat mixture and form a flat meatloaf shape.

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In the middle I lined 5 peeled hard-boiled eggs.

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I cover the eggs with the rest of meat texture and form a meatloaf.

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Finally, I cut 5 bacon slices in half and put them on top of the meatloaf.

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I baked the meatloaf at 350 F for about an hour. It’s great with barbecue sauce on the side too. Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

  • 5 hardboiled eggs + 3 raw eggs
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 2 lb of ground pork
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 cup of chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 5 bacon slices

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a bowl mix ground pork, chopped parsley, finely chopped onion, 3 raw eggs, breadcrumbs, paprika, marjoram, salt and pepper.
  3. In a cooking pan place a half of the meat mixture and form a flat meatloaf.
  4. Arrange peeled, hard-boiled eggs in the middle of the meat mixture and cover with the rest of the meat. Form a meatloaf.
  5. Cover the meatloaf with bacon slices cut in half.
  6. Bake at 350 F for 1 hour. Slice and serve with your favorite sauce. Enjoy!

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