Albondingón is a Colombian Style meatloaf stuffed with hard boiled eggs and vegetables.This dish is perfect to bring to a picnic or a weeknight meal.
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. I like to served this delicious meatloaf with rice and ripe plantains on the side.
Colombian Style Stuffed Meatloaf (Albondigón Colombiano)
- 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
- ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground pepper
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- 3 hard boiled eggs
- 1 small red pepper cut into thin strips
- 1 small carrot cooked and cut into thin strips
- Adjust the oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 350° F.
- 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.
- 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.
- Star rolling the meat mixture to enclose the eggs and vegetables completely. The plastic will help to tie the meatloaf.
- 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.
- Let it cool and serve.
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.
More easy dinnertime family meals:
Bistec a la Criolla ( Steak with Creole Sauce)
Chuleta de Pollo (Breaded Chicken Breast)
Carne con Champiñones (Beef with Mushrooms Sauce)
Colombian Style Roasted Chicken Legs
I've never seen anything like that and I would definitely love to try it. Meatloaf is one of my guilty pleasures 🙂
Gera @ SweetsFoods
Tamaño albondigon and interesting that combine beef more pork!
Beautiful colors on this dish, no doubt that tastes super 🙂
Have a great weekend 🙂
Natasha - 5 Star Foodie
Love the stuffing in the meatloaf! This reminds me of my grandmother's dish of a meatloaf with a omelet stuffing. Yummy!
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.
My mother’s sister use to cook the roll meat and also boiled in a cloth and without the red pepper and taste delicious, this dish remind me of my childhood.
OMG!! this meat loaf is looking fabulous and taty.. i cant wait to try this out.. yumyumm!!! btw excellent shot.. keep it up!! 🙂
This is so lovely, Erica! Rich, colourful & so delicious!
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Hi Erica, this dish looks absolutely wonderful. I just saw an article on grilling meat loaf and I wonder how this dish would work cooked like that.
Thank you all for the comments!
Grilling meatloaf sounds very interesting.
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!
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Looks fabulous! My grandma used to put eggs in her meatloaf.
I made this for a family party! It was fantastic. I made it the day before and it was easy and delicious.
This isn't your mom's meatloaf! Very flavorful and moist!
I made this meatloaf for a picnic with my friends and we all loved it. Thanks.
This looks delicious. Question: Do you use ground mustard?
Maria Elena- No, I used regular yellow mustard.
I made this dish and it was really good.
I made this today and it was delicious!
Hi Erica from Spain. Have you ever tried doing this in a slow-cooker (crockpot)? Possibly your Mum's method might work better, i.e. using hot water.
Great idea,Alan! Thanks!
Thank you so much for all the wonderful recipes! My meatloaf is cooking in the oven as we speak I can't wait to try it! It was an absolute pleasure to make ... thanks so much!!