Monday, February 8, 2010

Cheese-Stuffed Meatloaf

Cheese-Stuffed Meatloaf
from:One Crazy Cookie
1 1/2 lbs ground beef (I used 1 1/4 lbs this time)
1 egg
1/2 cup Italian or plain breadcrumbs
1 jar pasta sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup diced onion

1 Tbs. Parsley (optional)

Parmesan Cheese

In a large bowl combine ground beef, 1/3 cup pasta sauce, egg and bread crumbs. Line a 13x9 casserole dish with plastic wrap. Shape the beef mixture into a rectangle covering the bottom of the dish.

Cover with 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese,

sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley(if desired)

Leave at 3/4 inch border around the edges.

Roll starting at long end jelly roll style. Use your plastic wrap to help you roll. Remove plastic as you roll it up.

Press all ends together.

Bake 350 degrees uncovered for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and drain as much grease off as you can. Pour remaining pasta sauce over meatloaf and sprinkle with the rest of the cheese. Bake additional 15 minutes until sauce is hot and cheese is melted.

This was a really good way to cook up meatloaf, without it having the same boring flavor. Will make it again! Yummy!!
The original author recommends placing it in the fridge to prevent cheese leakage and also spooning out all the grease before covering in sauce. I didn't have time to place it in the fridge today.

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