Czech Meatloaf – „Sekaná”

“Sekaná” is a popular Czech meal, which is also served in different versions in other countries across the world. The recipe below is the typical Czech version of plain meatloaf. You can also find some recipes of meatloaf filled with gherkin, sausage or egg.




  • 1 kg of ground meat  (mixed beef and pork)
  • 1-2 onions
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt, pepper
  • Marjoram
  • 2 old rolls
  • 200ml of milk
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Oil

Cut rolls into small cubes and pour milk over them. Chop onion and fry shortly. Mix meat with salt, pepper, minced garlic, marjoram, eggs and fried onion. Also, add milk-soaked rolls. Mix all together and add breadcrumbs if needed. Meat should not be too sticky but also not covered in breadcrumbs. Form 2 loaves and put on a greased pan. Place in an oven preheated to 180°C (365°F) for 75 minutes. At times, pour a little water over and baste. Serve with potatoes, mashed potatoes or just plain bread.