This cheese stuffed meatloaf is a total comfort food. You’ll be coming back for seconds!
Meatloaf conjures up thoughts of slabs of bland, dry ground meat for most folks.
Even at dinner the other day with friends, one said, “Meatloaf on the menu? Really?”
Guess what. I happen to love a good meatloaf, especially with mashed potatoes and maybe some gravy…
Here’s the recipe that your grandma probably didn’t make (not that I’m sayin’ Grandma’s meatloaf was the dry slab I mentioned earlier, but there has to be a reason so many people hate meatloaf).
It’s one of my kids’ favorite meals these days.
The meatloaf itself is juicy and tender, and the center is filled with ooey-gooey mozzarella cheese, thanks to two string cheese sticks baked into the middle (fresh mozzarella, cheddar, or any other melty cheese works great, too)!
I think it’s time you revisit this retro dinner entrée!
Looking for a meatloaf recipe that doesn’t use beef, pork or veal? Try my Turkey Meatloaf!
Here are kitchen tools I use to make meatloaf:
- 1 pound ground meatloaf mix (beef, pork, veal)
- 6 strips bacon
- 1/2 medium onion, diced
- 1 carrot, peeled and finely diced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1/8 cup tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs (dried Italian breadcrumbs can be a substitute)
- 2 mozzarella string cheese sticks
- 2 tablespoons ketchup