Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A Different Take on a Classic Recipe... Cheesy Stuffed Meatloaf

Growing up as a kid I was never a huge fan of meatloaf.  I always thought it tasted funny and I needed more mashed potatoes than you could ever imagine to just cover up the taste of it.  Fast forward to adulthood and I still don't like meatloaf all that much, but one day my mom decided to make a cheese stuffed meatloaf for us and it was then that I decided that meatloaf wasn't that bad.  One of the things that I LOVE about this recipe is that it is one of those that has a bunch of suggested ingredients, but is one where you can basically throw whatever you want in the mix to make it your own.

So without further ado... here is a delicious recipe for cheese stuffed meatloaf!!

Cheesey Stuffed Meatloaf

Ground Beef
Bread Crumbs
Garlic Powder
Seasoned Salt
Seasoned Pepper
Worcestershire Sauce (I only used 2 shakes because I am not a huge fan of the taste of this, but need it for the consistency)
1 Egg
Sliced Cheese (I used Sharp Cheddar and Colby Jack... pre-sliced from the grocery store of course)
*Anything else you want to add*
I added:
     Parmesean Cheese
     Red Pepper Flakes

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Grease meatloaf pan.
3. Add all ingredients to mixing bowl.  *Note: there are no amounts to any of the ingredients because it is basically all done to taste. You can add as little or as much as you want to the meat*

4. Mix together.

5. Add half of the meat mixture to the pan.

6. Spread slices of cheese evenly over the meat.

7. Top with remaining meat.

8. Bake at preheated oven for 45-60 minutes (since getting a new meatloaf pan we have only been baking it for 45 minutes, but prior to the new pan we cooked it for closer to an hour)
9. Enjoy!

Do you think meatloaf is a classic comfort food? Do you have any fun takes on meatloaf?


  1. Yummmmm. That sounds so delicious right now!!! I don't make meatloaf very often, as my family isn't a huge fan. But I think I am going to try this recipe!
    Becky with Choose Happy

  2. I love meatloaf because it is so easy to make and I am not much of a cook! I have made it with mozzarella inside and pureed tomato on top. We always called it Italian meatloaf!


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