Egg stuffed meatloaf is just as easy to make as regular meatloaf, but it’s so festive and elegant, and so much fun to eat!
Egg stuffed meatloaf is so much fun!
How do I put eggs in a meatloaf?
Egg stuffed meatloaf looks quite sophisticated and difficult to make, but it’s actually very easy. It’s just a meatloaf that you split into two parts, place hard boiled eggs in the middle, and put the two parts back together.
When making this egg stuffed meatloaf, you will need to break one of the basic rules of making meatloaf – handling the meat minimally and lightly, to keep the meatloaf from becoming too dense.
In this case, since it’s important to make sure the two layers of the meatloaf stick together, you will need to work the meat for as long as it takes until you’re sure it will stay together and not burst at the seams while baking.
Surprisingly, even with this much handling, this egg stuffed meatloaf didn’t come out too dense.
Almond flour and parmesan replace the breadcrumbs
I add almond flour and parmesan to this egg stuffed meatloaf instead of breadcrumbs. They are healthier than wheat, and they work well to absorb the cooking juices and keep most of them inside the meatloaf.
The ketchup is optional
I topped the meatloaf with a little sugar free ketchup, which is purely optional. But ever since I made this ketchup glazed meatloaf recipe, I think ketchup really enhances meatloaf (I used to think it was gross!). So I do like to use it. Since it’s such a small amount of ketchup, regular ketchup would be fine too.
How to serve egg stuffed meatloaf?
What about leftovers?
You can keep leftovers in the fridge, in an airtight container, for 3-4 days. I like to eat them cold, with fresh cut veggies and quick pickles.
Egg Stuffed Meatloaf
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a sheet pan with foil.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and thyme.
- Add in the ground beef, almond flour and Parmesan. Gently mix, just until uniform.
- Divide the beef mixture into to halves. Form one half into a roughly 8-by-4-inch rectangle (you can use a clingwrap-lined loaf pan as your mold). Place the hard boiled eggs, evenly spaced, on top.
- Place the second half of the beef mixture on top of the eggs. Press it so that it adheres to the bottom layer. With your fingers, pinch the edges of the two rectangles together, to create one meatloaf. Pinch well, to prevent the egg stuffed meatloaf from bursting at the seams as it bakes. You can transfer pinches of ground beef to sparse areas where eggs are peeking or where it's difficult to pinch the edges together.
- Brush the meatloaf with the ketchup.
- Bake the meatloaf until the center of the loaf registers 160° F, 50-60 minutes.
- Rest the meatloaf for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.