Pork Meatloaf in Filo Pastry

When your traditional meatloaf feels too "traditional", why not try this pork version wrapped in filo dough with four hard-boiled eggs baked in.


  • 1 pound pork
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon spicy paprika
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • Filo pastry dough
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs
  • 5 ounces mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten with 1 tablespoon of oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grind the pork in the food processor.
  3. Place ground pork in a bowl and add the onion, garlic, paprika, salt, egg and bread flour. Mix well.
  4. Lay out filo dough and place half of the meat mixture on top. Place hard-boiled eggs on top of meat and sprinkle with cheese. Top with remaining meat mixture.
  5. Make cuts in the sides of the filo dough, forming strips. Fold the pastry strips over top of the meat mixture, creating a braided look.
  6. Brush with the egg and oil mixture. Bake for 40 minutes until crust is golden brown.