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Easter meat roll with eggs

Apollonas Kapsalis
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main dish
Cuisine Keto Mediterranean
Servings 15


  • 400 g (14 oz) finely minced lamb from the leg
  • 400 g (14 oz) finely minced venison you can use beef or veal too
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 large egg free-range
  • 1 medium spring onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • 4 tbsp melted butter We use goat butter
  • 4 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds organic


  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard without added sugar
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) grated aged goat cheese you can also use aged sheep cheese
  • 1 small red horn pepper pickled
  • 3 large eggs boiled, free-range


  • 2 large egg yolks free-range
  • 2 tbsp sour cream we used goat yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp grated aged goat cheese


  • Place 3 eggs into a pot and cover with enough of water. Let the water boil and then turn off the stove. Cover the pot and keep it like that for exactly 4 minutes. Then transfer the eggs into a bowl with a lot of cold water. This way you will prevent them from being overboiled, but you will be able to peel them. 
  • Using your hands, mix the two kinds of minced meat with an egg, sea salt, black pepper and garlic powder. Now finely chop the spring onion and add it to the mixture. In the end, add sesame seeds and mix a bit more with your hands. Add melted butter and olive oil and make sure everything is well mixed.
  • Place the meat mixture in between two parchment papers and flatten it using a rolling pin. Try not to make it too thin. It needs to be approximately 30x30 cm (11x11 inch) square and at least 2,5 cm (1 inch) thick. 
  • Spread the dijon mustard all over the meat mixture. Now sprinkle goat cheese and add finely chopped red horn pepper (preferably pickled, but you can use fresh too)
  • Carefully peel the eggs and place them at the end of the meat mixture. Using one side of the parchment paper, start rolling from the side where you placed the eggs. This way they will end up in the middle of your roll. You can additionally press the roll with your hands so that it sticks together. Place the roll on a baking sheet or pan together with the parchment paper.
  • Mix the egg yolks with sour cream or goat yoghurt and cover the roll from all sides. Now sprinkle aged goat or sheep cheese. bake at 200ºC (400ºF) for 35 minutes. Let the roll cool down at least halfway before serving because it will be much easier to cut nice slices. 
Keyword Meat roll