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German Meat Loaf

No recipe image available.Slices of hard-boiled egg are layered in the center of this flavorful ground beef and pork meatloaf, topped with bacon strips and served with a tangy sour cream sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork
1 onion, chopped
2 large eggs, beaten
4 tablespoons soft bread crumbs
4 tablespoons cold water
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon salt
3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
4 strips of bacon - divided use
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup beef broth for basting
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 cup sour cream

Cooking Directions:

  1. Thoroughly combine ground beef, ground pork, chopped onion, beaten eggs, soft bread crumbs, first addition of water, parsley, paprika, prepared mustard and salt. Flatten the mixture into an 8-inch square baking pan. Arrange hard-boiled eggs in a row in the middle of the meat, folding over both sides to form a loaf.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  3. Dice half of the bacon (cut remaining bacon in half crosswise and set aside) and cook over medium heat in a large, oven-safe pot. When fat is rendered, remove bacon and save for another use. Add oil to bacon fat and increase heat to medium-high. Add meat loaf to pan and carefully brown on all sides.
  4. Arrange reserved bacon strips on top of meat loaf and bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes. Baste often with beef broth.
  5. Remove meat loaf from pot and hold warm in a serving dish.
  6. Transfer pan juices (including any remaining beef broth) to a small saucepan and heat over medium-high heat.
  7. Combine remaining water and cornstarch and stir into pan juices. Bring to a simmer and stir until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream; taste for seasoning. Pour on top of meat loaf before serving.

Makes 6 servings.