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 :http://www.findingmyfitness.com/2011/03/recipe-book-na-evers-flippin-awesome-pan-de-carne/ Adapted for ZWT7
- 2 lbs ground beef (the leaner the better)
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 2 pinches nutmeg
- 1⁄2 onion, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 egg
- 4 slices bacon, cut up into small pieces (optional)
- salt and pepper
- 2 carrots, shredded (optional)
- 1 pepper, sliced (optional)
- 2 -3 hard-boiled eggs (optional)
- Mix all of the ingredients except the optional ones in a bowl and mix well.
- On a sheet of aluminum foil, spread out the meat mixture (you’re going to roll it in a second).
- Lay out in the middle your shredded carrots, peppers, and hard-boiled eggs.
- 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.
- Cook at 350 for 45 mins to an hour. At 40 mins, open the foil a bit to check.
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.
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.
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.