Awesome Pan De Carne - Paraguayan Meat Loaf

"You can do it all at once, but she usually makes it the night before so it can set. Found in : Adapted for ZWT7"
photo by Peter J photo by Peter J
photo by Peter J
photo by JackieOhNo! photo by JackieOhNo!
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • 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.

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  1. twissis
    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.
  2. JackieOhNo!
    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.
  3. WiGal
    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 recipe#499962.
  4. Peter J
    Delicious! I made half the quantity using one small egg in the mixture, went with all the optional ingredients and let it set overnight. It had a beautiful blend of flavors and stayed really moist.


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