Hello, y’all! I hope you had a great weekend. I have a special recipe that I’d like to share with you today: Egg Stuffed Meatloaf or Bolo de Carne Alemão. Excited?
As you can see, meatloaf is not just unique to the American table. As a result of German immigration to Southern Brazil in the first quarter of the 19th century, we enjoy this traditional dish at our table as well. The difference here is that our meatloaf is stuffed with hard-boiled egg, and sometimes topped with pieces of bacon. Although I could have used a mold to shape our meatloaf, I didn’t because I wanted to make this recipe as authentic as possible… and also because our meatloaf is smaller and cooks much faster. I am telling you, this one tasty meatloaf!!! It is commonly accompanied by potato salad or mashed potatoes… I can already foresee your smile!!!
I bet you didn’t know that Brazil is home to the second largest number of Germans outside of Germany. They used to appear in fourth place among immigrants to Brazil, but dropped to fifth place when Japanese immigration increased in the beginning of the 20th century.
As you can see below, German immigrants have influenced our architecture…
… ethnic composition and culture…
…and cuisine with their coffee cakes, sausages, jams, cold meats, breads, cheeses, cookies, beer, and many other delicious food items.
Would you like to have a taste of German food from Southern Brazil? Well, how about preparing a meal where you serve this amazing egg stuffed meatloaf and have for dessert our cuca de maçã (apfelkuchen)? I will be awaiting your feedback!
** Downtown Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Credit to Schmidt. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike version 1.0.
** Oktoberfest-Blumenau-2011 by oktoberfestblumenau.org