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Old School Skillet Meatloaf

An old Danish classic. You got to try this amazing traditional skillet meatloaf. So easy, and so good!

Course Dinner
Cuisine Danish, Nordic
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people



  • 400 gr (14 oz) minced beef and pork (or just minced pork)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 shallots
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 dl (0.4 cup) milk
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • lots of freshly grounded pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter for frying

Sauteed cabbage

  • 1/4 savoy cabbage (about 300 gr.)
  • 2 leeks (about 300 gr.)
  • 1 tbsp butter for frying
  • 1/2 dl (0.2 cup) water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • lots of freshly grounded pepper
  • finely chopped fresh herbs for garnish (I used chives and dill)


  1. Start preparing the vegetables. Rinse and cut cabbage and leeks into thin slices.

  2. Bring them to a pan with butter and let it fry for a couple of minutes.

  3. Add water and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes with a lid on.

  4. Finely grate the onions and put it in a bowl with the minced meat and the other ingredients. Stir together into a fine mass.

  5. Heat butter on a pan and spread the meat onto the pan like a pancake. Fry on medium heat on both sides until it is done. Info! I turn the skillet meatloaf with a large pot lid, so it does not risk breaking.

  6. Add salt to the sauteed cabbage if needed and lots of freshly ground pepper and place the cabbage on the meatloaf. Sprinkle with lots of fresh herbs and serve!