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Easter Egg-Stuffed Meatloaf

Easter Egg-Stuffed Meatloaf



Easter is approaching and you know what that means!  Everyone is going egg crazy.  It also means family gatherings.  So what better way to cover both bases than to feed a crowd with this tasty egg-stuffed meatloaf.

The eggs are cooked slightly soft so that they are not overcooked inside the meatloaf.  Not only that, but the whole thing is topped off with a slightly sweet and spicy chipotle ketchup sauce.  If you prefer a meatloaf with no spiciness, you can substitute the chipotle with smoked paprika for an equally tasty recipe.  This recipe is sure to leave a lasting Easter impression or even a new tradition.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 90 Minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 Onion (diced)
  • 1 Garlic - clove (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 lb Dakota Grass Fed ground beef
  • 1/2 cp Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cp Milk
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Cilantro (chopped)
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 cp Ketchup

Preparation

Instructions

 

Place 3 of the eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water.  Set the the other egg aside to mix with the meat.  Place the saucepan with the eggs over high heat and bring to a boil.  Remove the eggs from the heat, cover, and set aside for 7 minutes.  Transfer the boiled eggs to cold water and allow to chill completely, about 10 minutes.

 

Meanwhile, make the meatloaf meat mixture.  Place a medium skillet over medium heat.  Add the vegetable oil followed by the onion and cook until translucent.  Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes more.  Set aside to cool.

 

In a large bowl, beat the remaining egg.  Add the Worcestershire sauce, Dakota ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, mustard, salt, pepper, and the cooled onions and garlic.  Mix with your hands until fully combined.

 

Preheat the oven to 350ºF.  Grease a large casserole dish lightly with vegetable oil on the bottom.

 

Take ¼ of the meat mixture and form into and oval and place in the casserole dish.  Peel the eggs and line them up down the middle of the meat in the dish.  Form the remaining meat mixture into a larger oval and place over the eggs.  Form the meat into a long loaf, making sure to seal the edges.

 

In a small bowl, stir together the ketchup and chipotle powder.  Spoon half of the ketchup mixture on the top of the meatloaf and spread to cover the top.  Place the meatloaf in the oven and bake for 1 ½ hours.

 

Allow the meatloaf to cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing.  Serve with the remaining chipotle ketchup, chopped fresh cilantro, and enjoy!