Saturday, June 7, 2014

Bulgarian Meatloaf (Rulo Stefani)

We have been pretty excited with our new outdoor grill. Adding smoky flavour to the traditional meatloaf really brings it up to the next level. This is a traditional recipe you could easily make in the oven as well. We served it with glazed carrots but mashed potatoes would have worked even better.

Bulgarian Meatloaf (Rulo Stefani)

1.2-1.5 lb ground meat (we used lamb here; mixture of pork and beef also works well)
3 T minced onion
3-4 T chopped parsley
3-4 T breadcrumbs, or 2 bread slices
1 egg
spices like summer savory, paprika, cumin
salt and pepper
1-2 T butter

2 boiled eggs
1-2 boiled carrots
2 pickles

  1. Preheat oven/grill to 300-350F.
  2. Mix all meatloaf ingredients in a bowl and adjust seasoning to taste.
  3. Spread meat mixture over greased aluminum foil in a rectangular shape about 1 cm thick.
  4. Arrange the filling along the center and roll along the long edge helping yourself with the foil to seal it well. Make sure the seal is in the bottom.
  5. Drizzle with hot butter.
  6. Optionally add a little water .
  7. Bake for about 30-40 minutes until done. We added some grated Kashkaval cheese during the last 5-10 minutes of baking.
  8. Let cool a bit, slice, and serve.