Recipe Rescue: Easter Meatloaf Breaks Tradition
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED:
1/2 a pound each of hamburger and ground pork, 2 eggs, 3 hard boiled eggs (peeled), ketchup, half a pound of bacon (you can cook the bacon a little or apply it raw, it will cooked, there is actually an arm wrestle match going on somewhere I’m sure of it on the best way to do it) yellow mustard, 1 medium onion grated, 1/2 cup of bread crumbs (like Panko) s/p to taste (usually about a tsp of salt and half of pepper) and a splash of milk
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:
Place your meat in a large bowl, the less you handle it the better. Mix together the milk, grated onion, s/p, a couple of squirts each of the mustard and and ketchup then add the eggs, once mixed at the bread crumbs and then fold into the meat with your finger tips. Now form a loaf on a baking sheet, here comes the surprise…. Take your hard boiled eggs and strategically space them from end to end. Some will lay out the meat, but that just means you have to mess with the meat more and the more you do that the greater chance for your meatloaf to be dense and dry. Just carefully holding the egg, push it down into the loaf and repeat that for each of the eggs and cover up the whole, now wrap the bacon around the meatloaf. Bake at 400 for half an hour then add ketchup to the top of the loaf, right down the middle, more if you like. (we have waited to add the ketchup so that the bacon can firm up) now cook for about 15 minutes more.
***Tip on eggs, place them in a pan of water till just covered with water then cover the pan, once they begin to boil, turn off the heat and let sit for 8 minutes. (typically for hard boiled eggs I let them sit for ten minutes, but with putting them into the meatloaf I like to cook them a bit less than normal.