Ladies and Gentlemen, how one makes a meatloaf look appetizing is beyond my photo taking capabilities. Rest assured though, this Stuffed Cheesy Meatloaf is delicious. It even passed the family test.
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Meatloaf is a difficult little main dish to photograph. I know some can make picture perfect meatloaf with picture perfect slices.
Not this gal.
This stuffed cheesy meatloaf is delicious and a must make again, but forgive the pictures... it doesn't look all that great. At least, not compared to the caramel apple cake.
Meatloaf or Meatballs
Making meatloaf is a tricky beast. On one hand, it is just like meatballs so everyone in my family should like it. On the other hand, if you say MEAT LOAF, the loaf at the end makes it sound scary, I guess.
But it is the same basic recipe with a few lovely twists. Like cheese. And green onions.
How to make stuffed cheesy meatloaf
So every good recipe starts with chopped green onions. Or cinnamon. ;-)
Chop up about 1/2 cup and set aside.
Making meatloaf is actually rather easy. Simply mix together the ground hamburger, egg, bread crumbs, ketchup and liquid smoke in a large bowl. What is liquid smoke? Well it used in cooking meat a lot and adds a smokey, richness to the meat. In the stuffed cheesy meatloaf, it complimented the green onion and hamburger and added texture to the flavor.
After you mix the ingredients up in a large bowl, using lightly sprayed wax paper on the bottom of the large cookie sheet, spread out the meat mixture to a rectangle shape.
Then roll the meat back up like you would cinnamon roll dough. Then place in a greased loaf pan.
Bake in a 375* oven for 1 1/2 hours or until middle is done.
Stuffed Cheesy Meatloaf
- 2 lbs ground hamburger
- 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
- 3/4 cup ketchup
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup chopped green onion
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tsp Liquid Smoke
- salt and pepper to taste
- Mix hamburger, bread crumbs, ketchup, egg and liquid smoke together in large bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste (I recommend 1 tsp salt and 2 tsp pepper)
- Spread mixture out on lightly greased waxed paper and form into a rectangle
- Spread green onions and cheese on top of hamburger mixture
- Roll up like you would cinnamon rolls and place in a greased loaf pan
- Bake at 375* for 1 1/2 hours or until cooked through
- Slice and serve