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“I saw this on FoodTV's Calling All Cooks, which is now defunct. The recipe was created by Karen Edidin from Buffalo Grove, Illinois, who originally called it Mystery Meat Loaf. However, a quick Google search showed mystery meatloaves scare people. Don't let anyone watch you make this! You'll give away the secret ingredient too early.”
READY IN:
1hr 40mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 lbs 80% lean ground beef (round)
  • seasoning salt, to taste
  • seasoned pepper, to taste (I use regular)
  • garlic salt, to taste
  • 4 -6 large eggs, hard boiled and peeled
  • 1 (16 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 cup rolled oats (optional) or 1 cup breadcrumbs, see note (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl mix together ground round, seasoned salt and pepper and garlic salt to taste.
  3. In the bottom of a 13 by 9-inch pyrex pan form 1/2 meat mixture into a free form/oval shape.
  4. Place eggs end to end across meat lengthwise.
  5. Arrange remaining 1/2 meat covering eggs.
  6. With a fork, score meat all the way around.
  7. Pour tomato sauce over top and around meat loaf.
  8. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.
  9. Bake for 1 1/2 hours, cut into slices and serve at table. Note: This recipe is all about presentation! You'll hear lots of, "Wows!" when the first halved egg appears.
  10. Note: When I made this, I thought the texture was heavy and slightly rubbery. It might help to add in 1 cup of rolled oats or bread crumbs. This is up to you! I have never tried it.

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