German Meatloaf Falscher Hase


250 grams Ground beef
250 grams Ground pork
1 medium Onion, chopped
3 tablespoons Bread crumbs
3 tablespoons Cold water
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Paprika
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, hot
2 tablespoons Parsley, chopped


Thoroughly mix ground meats, onion, bread crumbs, cold water, and eggs.
Season the mixture with salt, paprika, mustard, and parsley. Blend ingredients thoroughly and shape into a loaf.
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.




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.




Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 3:53pm


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