Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is a recipe from The Netherlands, although Mince Muttischen may sound German. My mom is a rather small lady and we kids used to call her Muttischen, just for fun. It means "little mother" in German. Mom is a great cook and even won a prize with several of her recipes which were then used in a wellknown restaurant. This was one of them. I hope all of the ingredients are clear
- 500 g minced meat (, beef or beef/pork mix)
- 100 g soup vegetables, chopped very very fine
- 1 onion
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 egg
- 1 -2 slice white bread
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 250 g butter
- Mix the meat with the chopped soup vegetables.
- These should be very finely chopped!
- Chop up the onion and mince the garlic and mix with rest.
- Beat the egg, when yolk and white are well mixed, mix it with the meat.
- Add the salt, pepper, curry and paprika powder.
- Make crumbs of a slice of bread and add these.
- Now wash your hands, take of any rings you're wearing and start kneading the mixture well.
- The mixture shouldn't be too dry nor too moist.
- If too dry, add a little milk, of too moist, add more breadcrumbs.
- When kneaded, form two smaller loafs.
- Make sure they are firm.
- Then melt the butter into a large, deep pan that can be covered.
- The butter must be very dark before you put in the loafs.
- Be careful.
- Now you need to stay with your food for a while, turning it every so often until the meat has a brown crust all around.
- Then add a little water, make the sauce boil and lower the heat.
- The loafs should simmer for about an hour and need to be turned about every 15 minutes.
- Great with Mashed potatoes and red cabbage.
This was lekker! I made a few changes. I ommited the egg (mine was moist) and did half an onion (chopped). I pulsed carrot and celery as my soup vegetables. I chopped the end of the bread loaf and mixed it in. I used kosher salt. I then put bacon on the top and put ketchup over top. I put it in the oven at 350. Half way through I drained the fat off and made a gravy with it for the meat and potatoes. This was a hit, and will be my new meatloaf recipe. Dank u wel!
No one has reviewed this? Unbelievable! This was really, really good. Reminded me of a fabulous meatball I had in Amsterdam. Very different from Americanized meatloaf, so don't expect it to taste the same. Much better, in my opinion (but what do you expect from a Dutchie?). Subbed dry bread crumbs for bread, will do with the bread next time. Thanks a million, this is in the forever book.