Recipe by Alan Leonetti
This was my mother's recipe. The reason she put the hard-boiled eggs inside the meatloaf, was to get me to eat when I was a small child. She'd say, "Look, there's the sun". Others in the family say that it was to enable her to stretch the meat & keep the cost down.
- 3 lbs ground beef (80% lean)
- 1 onion (chopped)
- salt and pepper
- granulated garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon tarragon
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1⁄2-3⁄4 cup plain breadcrumbs
- 2 eggs (raw)
- 4 -6 large eggs (hard-boiled)
- 1 (16 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 cup ketchup
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄2 cup red wine
- 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
Directions See How It's Made
- In a large bowl mix together ground round, salt, pepper, garlic, tarragon, basil, bread crumbs, raw eggs, Worcestershire, red wine& parsley flakes.
- In a 13” x 9” pyrex baking dish form half of the meat mixture into a free form oval shape.
- Place hard-boiled eggs, end to end, lengthwise down the center of the meat.
- Arrange the remaining half of meat to cover the eggs… Mix the tomato sauce& ketchup& smother it over the top of the meatloaf… Preheat oven to 350 degrees& bake, uncovered, 1 1/2 hours… Slice& serve.
- so that each slice has a slice of hard-boiled egg that resembles the sun.