Meatloaf with Hidden Boiled Egg – Cooking Class 7

May 23rd, 2009


You may be surprised to hear that I can only remember maybe once eating meatloaf and I certainly can’t remember if it had egg in it. This dish was chosen with the special condition that there was whole boiled eggs hidden in the middle of the loaf, so when it was sliced when serving, a lovely slice of egg was evident.

This mix was very tasty, the only problem being that the meat mix fell apart a bit while slicing. Maybe we should push down on the mix more, compact the top? Possibly add a bit more beaten egg to combine the meat better? Either way, it was a lovely flavour combination and I would be more than happy to try and perfect this… maybe the host would too? 😉

Meatloaf with Hidden Eggs

1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 large size brown onion, finely chopped
8 eggs (2 of these eggs, beaten lightly)
2 teaspoon of dried mixed herbs
¼ cup of tomato sauce
1.5kg beef mince
500g sausage mince
1½ cups breadcrumbs
¼ tablespoon freshly ground pepper
1 medium carrot, finely grated
5 tablespoons of HP sauce

Hard boil 6 eggs and allow to cool before removing their shells. Heat a large saucepan to medium heat, add the oil and cook the onion for 5-10 minutes, until translucent.

Preheat oven to 180°C. Mix beef and sausage mince using a wooden spoon or by hand. Add the remaining ingredients, including the beaten eggs (excluding the boiled eggs) and mix until well blended.

Spoon half of the mixture into the bottom of 2 or 3 greased loaf tins. Form small indentations for the hard boiled eggs and place eggs into mixture. Smooth the remainder of the mixture into the tin over the eggs.



Bake in oven for 30 minutes, then remove from oven. Remove from the loaf tin and place on a baking tray. Cover loosely with foil to prevent over-browning. Bake in oven for a further 20 minutes.



Remove from oven and allow to stand for 5-10 minutes. Slice and serve with vegetables.




  1. The hidden eggs looks great when you cut it open like that. It feels like years since I’ve had meat loaf, but it’s certainly a good satisfying meal in winter.

  2. FFichiban says:

    Yayy it’s like finding treasure! How fun ^^! Hmm wonder if it’s possible to put soft boiled eggs in though?

  3. Chris says:

    Hi Anita! It was great meeting you at Zumbos today, even if we never really got the chance to chat!
    I haven’t really ever had much meatloaf before, but this sounds good, a little like an over-sized scotch egg!

  4. funny enough I have never tried meatloaf…even when living in the states…should give it a go!

  5. I always wanted meatloaf as a child as that’s what the families on tv ate but never had it. Love the idea of the whole boiled eggs inside it too!

  6. Chef Jeena says:

    Looks fabulous and I love how the yolk stayed so yellow in colour.

  7. Sophia says:

    egg in meatloaf! how genius. It would be a nice surprise indeed!

  8. I love finding surprises in my food, as long as they are good ones!

  9. Anita says:

    Hi Arwen – It is great winter food, and it must have been 15 years or something since I had eaten Meatloaf.

    Hi FFichiban – I like the sound of that!! Nice yolk going through the meatloaf… good thinking, just hope the egg could be peeled easily enough without breaking… hmmm.

    Hi Chris – Great meeting you too! I had a fantastic time at Zumbo’s, looking forward to chatting with people more next time 🙂 Hehe, the meatloaf is sort of like a big meatball.

    Hi Alexandra – yep, i think it’s time to give it a go. hopefully I can improve on this recipe and post another in the future.

    Hi Lorraine – 🙁 Well, I think now’s your chance to give it a go 🙂

    Hi Chef Jeena – Hehe, the yolk is a nice kick of colour, isn’t it? 😉

    Hi Sophia – It is a great combination.

    Hi Maria – I agree, as long as they are good ones 😉

  10. […] recipes had boiled eggs inside which I liked the though of some were wrapped in bacon, but appealing to my slumming side […]

  11. Elisabeth says:

    We actually had the pleasure of tasting this dish in Curacao. Only we each had our own meatball, inside of which we were surprised with a boiled egg. The sauce on the meatball was a curry sauce…it was delicious…reminded us of our youth….Monday was always meatball day, apparently in Holland it’s on Wednesday….try it this way, you’ll luv it, so will the kids.

  12. Paulette says:

    The first time I ever had meatloaf was made this way. I never knew my mom’s secret. I miss her.

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