The above recipe prepared in loaf form,(served with a sour cream enhanced gravy) slowly simmered in stock and finished in the oven is a - Falscher Hase oder Hackbraten or Mock Hare or Meat Loaf. Enjoy..


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground veal
  • 1/2 pound ground lean pork
  • 2 rolls soaked in 1/2 cup milk, or 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs softened in milk
  • 1 large onion, chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large or two small eggs
  • grated rind of 1/2 lemon
  • salt
  • pepper or nutmeg
  • basil or ginger
  • flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter, lard or bacon fat


Mix ground meats together. Squeeze excess milk out of soaked rolls or breadcrumbs. Saute minced onion and parsley in 2 tablespoons butter until soft but not browned. Put meat, rolls and sauteed onions and parsley through a grinder together once. Put ground mixture in a large bowl. Add lightly beaten eggs, grated lemon rind, salt, and season with pepper and basil, or nutmeg and ginger. Shape into 3 inch balls, and flatten slightly. (They don't have to be as flat as American burgers) Dredge with flour. Fry in butter, lard or bacon fat for about 5 minutes per side, or to your personal taste. Nice served with boiled potatoes.

Serves 4 to 6 generously

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: My mothers recipe
Submitted By: Eileen Werth