savory scotch meat loaves

By Cindi M Bauer
from Marshfield, WI

I love these scotch meat loaves with the ketchup glaze on top. You can make these meat loaves with either ground beef or with ground pork sausage. I especially enjoy them made with "seasoned" ground pork sausage, which already has salt, ground black pepper, minced garlic, and ground sage added to it.

serves 5 medium size hard boiled eggs, peeled (See *Note)
method Bake

Ingredients For savory scotch meat loaves

  • 1 large
    egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup
    soft bread crumbs (see *note)
  • 1/4 cup
    diced onion
  • 1/4 cup
    diced green bell peppers
  • 1/2 tsp.
    salt
  • 1/8 tsp.
    pepper
  • 1 lb.
    ground beef, or ground pork (see *note)
  • 5 medium
    size hard boiled eggs, peeled (see *note)
  • SAUCE:
  • 3/4 cup
    ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp.
    water
  • 1-1/2 tsp.
    vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp.
    chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp.
    dried, crushed, oregano leaves
  • 1/8 tsp.
    dried, crushed, oregano leaves

How To Make savory scotch meat loaves

  • 1
    In a mixing bowl, combine the beaten egg, bread crumbs, diced onion, diced green pepper, plus the salt and pepper.
  • 2
    Add the ground beef or ground pork; mix well.
  • 3
    Shape equal portions of the meat mixture around each hard boiled egg; completely enclosing the egg.
  • 4
    Arrange the meat loaves in a 13x9x2-inch baking dish. (If I'm using 90% lean ground beef, I'll lightly grease the baking dish before adding the meat loaves.)
  • 5
    Bake in a 350º oven for 30 minutes.
  • 6
    While the meat loaves are baking in the oven, prepare the sauce.
  • 7
    In a bowl, combine all of the sauce ingredients.
  • 8
    Once the meat loaves have baked for 30 minutes, remove the baking dish from the oven, and discard any excess fat.
  • 9
    Pour the sauce over the meat loaves, and return the baking dish to the oven.
  • 10
    Continue baking the meat loaves in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • 11
    Once the meat loaves are done baking, remove from baking dish and serve immediately.
  • 12
    *Note: Sometimes when I'm mixing up the meat loaves, I'll substitute 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup of plain dried bread crumbs for the soft bread crumbs. I have also made the meat loaves using either 85% or 87% ground beef. Also, if desired, you can opt to make 4 meat loaves, by just using 4 large size hard boiled eggs, and shaping a 1/4 of the meat mixture around each hard boiled egg. Arrange the meat loaves in an 8 or 9-inch baking pan, and bake as stated in cooking instructions. Also, I did want to mention, when it comes to preparing the medium hard boiled eggs, I let the eggs come to a boil in a saucepan of water, I then remove the pan from the heat, cover the pan, and let the eggs sit for 9 minutes. Afterwards, I place the eggs in cold water (which I also added ice cubes to it), and let the eggs sit for 15 minutes. I then remove the eggs, peel them, rinse them under cold water, and pat them dry with paper toweling before I proceed to make the meatloaves.
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