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Puerto Rico Meatloaf otherwise known as Albondigón is a classic Puerto Rican Dish.

This recipe came from a friend of my mother’s when growing up.  This is a staple in the Puerto Rican diet.  What makes this different is that you don’t really cook it in a loaf pan, like you would in many recipes.  This meat loaf is a little looser, but still just as tasty.  This recipe is by Kathy Perez. Topeka, KS. 1972.

Puerto Rico Meatloaf

Puerto Rico Meatloaf

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  • Recipe Type: CopyKat Recipes, Main Dish, Beef
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Serves: 6

Puerto Rico Meatloaf is a different way to serve up your everyday meatloaf.


  • 1 pound ground meat
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small chopped onion
  • Garlic salt
  • Parsley
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 2 beef bullion cubes
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 carrots but lengthwise
  • 1 can tomato juice
  • 2 medium potatoes


Mix together, packing together firmly. Roll in seasoned flour with paprika, salt, and pepper. Brown in electric skillet, browning on all sides.


2 beef bullion cubes

1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

5 carrots but lengthwise

1 can tomato juice

2 medium potatoes

Cook covered all together with meat for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until well done.

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  • JUDY


    • Stephanie

      Thank you for making this clear. This was the recipe, and the title that it was given 40 years ago. Since I can’t get a hold of Kathy Perez, I am going to leave it called this. I hope you can understand.

  • miriamb

    exact recipe already posted by James and Susan Kirkland on 10/27/1997

    • admin has been around since 1995, so perhaps they may have liked our recipe and posted it elsewhere. We find it happens all of the time.