December 26 or Boxing Day is a holiday in most countries. In Austria, it is called Stefani Day, which gives this traditional meal its original name 'Stefani Meatloaf'. It is of course a delicious recipe all year round.
This ground beef roast is traditionally served on the day after Christmas Day.
Meat loafs or ground meat roasts are relatively simple meals and can be prepared in a lot of variations. Different kinds of meat or vegetarian style, like ground soy meat, can be be used as well as various types of fillings. One suggestion is to add one or two hot dogs lengthways next to the eggs. For a heartier taste add thinly sliced bacon strips to the filling and cover the roast after about 45 min baking time with additional bacon strips. Or try your own version (examples are tofu sausage, or just eggs, feta cheese and spinach, etc.) of this versatile recipe.
It can be served with rice, vegetables, any kind of potatoes; a very good fit are mashed potatoes with roasted onions and Brussels sprouts as side dish. The roast has a great flavor also when not warmed up. It gives delicious leftovers or seconds, but is not particularly freezer friendly. The pickles tend to get mushy when thawed and the hard cooked eggs, especially the egg white changes structure and gets all watery.
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Prep time 30 min - Total time 120 min
Ingredients for 4 servings
1.2 lbs ground beef or pork, or half and half • 2 cups of milk • 1 egg • 3 cups of bread crumbs • margarine or EVOO • pinch of salt • pepper • 3/4 tsp of each of the following: • thyme • rosemary • marjoram • parsley • garlic powder • basil • sage • cumin • chervil • For the stuffing: • 4 hard boiled eggs • 3 pickles, sliced lengthways • optional about 15 thinly sliced bacon strips
Put a layer of bread crumbs on a wax paper or foil (so the mass will not stick to it) and place the mass on it. Roll it into a rectangular shape and to a thickness of about half an inch.
Put sliced pickles and hard boiled eggs on it. For a more hearty taste, you can put a layer of thinly sliced bacon strips under the pickles!
Grease a 12 x 18 in cake pane. Remove the mass from the foil and place it into the pan and butter it.