Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I love meatloaf, it's definitely a comfort food in our home, though I do make it the normal way, sometimes I turn to this recipe when I'm in the mood for a more gourmetish (not even a word I'm sure LOL) meatloaf.

I don't really have a recipe for it, it's just the way I've made it since forever.


1/2 cup crushed saltines or bread crumbs if you don't have the saltines around
2 pounds ground meat (beef, sausage, turkey or a mix)
1 egg
2 teaspoons crushed garlic
1 small onion, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
cheese ( can kind, I use swiss cheese slices and some shredded colby & monterey jack)
some ketchup for the top

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray loaf pan with non stick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, mix together meats, bread crumbs, egg, garlic, onion, salt and pepper, Worcestershire sauce and ketchup. Don't over mix, just mix with your hands until everything is combined well.

Split meat mixture in half.Place half in the pan. Layer with the cheese slices and the shredded cheese.

Top with second half of the meat mixture, then go around the edges and make sure you seal the meatloaf to keep the cheese inside.

Pour tomato sauce over the top and then bake for about 60 minutes or until meat is done.

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  1. Anything with cheese is delicious! Wow..that is the super duper meatloaf...mine is so basic! I will try that!
    -Sandy toes

  2. I am so glad you posted this! I was going to ask you for this recipe earlier today when I saw your menu plan :) Yummmm!! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Your meatloaf looks delicious. I can remember making something similar to this back in the 70's when I was first married. I made a beef mixture similar to what I would have used to make Italian meatballs with and then I would pat it out into a flat rectangle on a sheet of waxed paper. I then topped it with a pizza mix of cheese and rolled it up and baked it. I used to make a topping out of chili sauce and brown sugar as well. My family really loved this and I am sure your family is crazy about yours!

    1. YUM!!! Marie, this sounds a wonderful version and its what will be on my dinner table tonight :)

  4. Now there's a meatloaf the whole family might just eat..yummy!!

  5. ooooohhhhh that looks so good! (And I'm starving) My husband would love this. *writes it down* :) Thanks for sharing!

  6. I'm going to try your recipe out on my family. It sure looks good!

  7. wow, thank you for this! I'll have to remember to try it!! I've been sooo tired of the same ol dinners at my house!

  8. i am so making this!!! this looks wonderful!! i have used the same "recipe" for meatloaf the last 15 years, i am ready for a change, and this will be it!!! thanks!!

  9. can you just email me a shopping list each week, and then i'll make the same thing you make every day, but the day after you make it? :) looks delicious, i've never made meatloaf in my life, but this i gotta try!

  10. ...and it was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a new family favorite, thank you!!!

  11. Glad I found this post I just did meatloaf for dinner and was wondering to myself I wonder what would happen if i added cheese but I decided against it be after finding your recipe and it looking soooo good I am going to try it with cheese next time. thanx for posting.

  12. I stumbled across your blog (sorry if it hurt..ha..bad joke :/)
    And I am going to try this tonight and your bbq chicken fingers tomorrow. Thanks for these great ideas!

  13. This is sooo good. Everything is better with cheese!

  14. Tried your recipe tonight and it was SO good. It's the first time I've ever added cheese to a meatloaf before. Nice added touch and super yummy. I took pictures, too:

    Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  15. Just made this tonight with ground turkey soo yummy an still healthy cut down on the cheese a little just for the sake of calories an it was still great! Thanks for the idea!

  16. Made this for dinner and altered the recipe just a bit. Into the meat mixture i added 1/3 cup of hickory smoked bbq sauce and the ketchup and instead of topping it with ketchup alone...i make a ketchup and hickory bbq glaze and coated the top. it turned out AMAZING! i also added 1/2 can of corn to the meat mixture as well. Ive never been one to really care for meatloaf but the photo lookd pretty good so i tried it and for the first time i was in love with meatloaf lol. this is a must try

  17. This is my new meatloaf recipe! I love it and I am not a meatloaf fan!

  18. how long would you cook it for four pounds of hamburger?

  19. Mine is in the oven right now...I have never liked meatloaf when I made it so usually I just don't make it. But...I saw this recipe and had to try it...I am so excited for it to come out this is the longest 60 minutes of my life, lol!

  20. Hands down, this was the best meatloaf that I've ever made.

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