German Meatloaf Falscher Hase

German meatloaf (Falscher Hase or Hackbraten in German) is a traditional German pork and beef meatloaf bound with boiled eggs, a real hearty comfort food. After WW II, falscher Hase rising to prominence as meat was still scarce but the housewives wanted to give the family a special treat, so they wrapped the ground meat (usually beef and pork) with boiled eggs and flavoured the meatloaf with parsley, mustard, and paprika. I have left out the hard-boiled eggs and bacon in this recipe.
Serve them with Sauerkraut, German bread dumplings or mashed potatoes and sour cream based sauce.
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  • 250 g Ground beef
  • 250 g Ground pork
  • 1 medium Onion, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp Cold water
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard, hot
  • 2 tbsp Parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup Beef broth

  1. Season the mixture with salt, paprika, mustard, and parsley. Blend ingredients thoroughly and shape into a loaf.
  2. Place the loaf in a baking pan and bake in a preheated oven for about 45 minutes. While meat is baking, gradually pour hot beef broth over the top of the meatloaf and basting occasionally. Serve with German bread dumplings.