Colombian Style Stuffed Meatloaf (Albondigón Colombiano)

Albondigón or Colombian Style Meat loaf

Albondigón Colombiano

This delicious Albondigón is a traditional Colombian dish. I grew up watching my grandmother and my mom rolling this meatloaf at least once a week. They use to roll the meatloaf in a large piece of fabric, tie the ends and cook it in a pot with water and vegetables. I just baked mine to make a little change.
Albondigón can be served hot or cold, either as a snack or as a part of a main meal and it makes great picnic food.

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Ingredients

(8 Servings)

  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 1 Pound ground pork
  • ¾ cup finely chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • 1 tablespoons mustard
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 cooked eggs
  • 1 small red pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 small carrot, cooked and cut into thin strips

Directions

  1. Adjust the oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 350° F.
  2. In a large bowl mix the ground beef, ground pork, onions, scallions, garlic, bread crumbs, mustard, whisked eggs, parsley, salt, ground cumin and pepper, mix well until combined.
  3. Place a large piece of plastic on the kitchen counter and place the meat mixture on top. Flatten into a pattie and place the red pepper strips, the carrots and cooked eggs in the center of the pattie.
  4. Star rolling the meat mixture to enclose the eggs and vegetables completely. The plastic will help to tie the meatloaf.
  5. Spray a cooking sheet and take the plastic off the meatloaf. Place the meatloaf on the cooking sheet and cook in the oven for about 40 minutes.
  6. Let it cool and serve.
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Comments

  1. says

    I’ve never seen anything like that and I would definitely love to try it. Meatloaf is one of my guilty pleasures :)

    Eric

  2. says

    I love stuffed meats and think it’s a great presentation for guests — the center surprise! I can’t imagine boiling it like your grandmother did. I’m sure the cloth held it together but I don’t think I’ve ever tasted boiled ‘ground’ meat and while it sounds interesting, I’ve always preferred the oven method.

  3. says

    OMG!! this meat loaf is looking fabulous and taty.. i cant wait to try this out.. yumyumm!!! btw excellent shot.. keep it up!! :)
    cheers!!
    nora

  4. says

    That looks great! I am having a picnic in a couple of weeks and will try it. And the comment of grilled meatloaf sounds interesting too!

  5. says

    I found your site via google and I just love it! We just moved to the East Coast and are really enjoying learning more about cuisines of Latin America. Your wonderful recipes are going to be a great resource for figuring out how to use all these new ingredients we see in the markets here. Thank you! We’ll be back…
    : D

  6. Anonymous says

    I made this for a family party! It was fantastic. I made it the day before and it was easy and delicious.

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