Awesome Pan De Carne - Paraguayan Meat Loaf

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

You can do it all at once, but she usually makes it the night before so it can set. Found in : Adapted for ZWT7

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all of the ingredients except the optional ones in a bowl and mix well.
  2. On a sheet of aluminum foil, spread out the meat mixture (you’re going to roll it in a second).
  3. Lay out in the middle your shredded carrots, peppers, and hard-boiled eggs.
  4. Roll the meat up, joining the ends and the seam so it looks like a log. The foil will help you. Use the foil to keep it closed for cooking.
  5. Cook at 350 for 45 mins to an hour. At 40 mins, open the foil a bit to check.
Most Helpful

Made for my version of a going away party for the Quest in So America, I pretty much stuck to your recipe as my plan. BUT I also took reviewer comments to heart. Like another reviewer, I sliced the egg. I also added some breadcrumbs to help as a binding agent. Both changes were more to keep me from failing in the assembly & did not change the great flavor of this loaf. Thx for sharing this fun-to-make & tasty recipe w/us.

twissis August 28, 2014

What an interesting version of meat loaf! I used every optional ingredient for maximum flavor and was pleased with the end result. Unfortunately, I think I required more detailed instructions regarding the assembly. I wasn't sure how long or thick to spread out the mixture, and ended up with an 11-inch x 6-inch rectangle. I also was unsure how to lay out the filling (using 2 eggs), so I just did it in the middle of the rectangle running down vertically (6 inches). After 45 minutes, the loaf was not cooked through, so I cooked it for another 15 minutes. The top still looked a little pink in places, so I removed the foil, and baked another 10 minutes to let it brown all over. The end result was a very dense meat loaf, but it's packed with flavor. Thanks for sharing! Made for Culinary Quest 2014.

JackieOhNo! August 18, 2014

Innovative, tasty, moist! Love the surprise in center! I assembled in morning and then baked 45 minutes for dinner. Added 1/4 teaspoon black pepper to meat mixture. Spread the meat to about 1/4 inch thick. Also sliced the eggs but unsure if that was necessary. Think spinach would be good filling. Served with Oven Roasted Tomatoes.

WiGal January 13, 2014