Indonesian Meatloaf

  • 750g ( 1 1/2 lb is enough)beef, minced
  • 2 large onions, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 2 chilies, crushed
  • 4 candlenuts, grated
  • ½ tsp lemon-grass powder
  • 2 eggs, hard boiled
  1. Mix beef with onions, garlic and salt and pepper.
  2. Heat wok, add oil and fry the coriander, cumin, ginger, chilies, nuts and lemon-grass powder for one minute, then add the beef.
  3. Cook until the beef has turned color, then pour in the coconut milk. Simmer until most of the liquid has disappeared.
  4. Slice the hard boiled eggs.
  5. Grease a meat loaf tin and put in half the beef mixture. Arrange the sliced eggs on top, and cover with the balance of the beef.
  6. Cover with aluminum foil, and bake in a moderate oven for 45 minutes.
  7. Alternatively, individual meat loaves can be wrapped in banana leaves and steamed.or placed over the embers of a low fire and cooked.