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Pepper Jack Meat Loaf Recipe

Pepper Jack Meat Loaf Recipe

For a simple yet sensational dinner, try this recipe. This is a quick way to put a zesty twist on a traditional main dish.—Debra Hartze, Zeeland, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) pepper jack cheese, divided
  • 1 cup salsa, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, bread crumbs, onion, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Press half of the beef mixture onto the bottom and halfway up the sides of a greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan. Sprinkle 3/4 cup cheese over meat to within 1/2 in. of sides. Pat remaining beef mixture over cheese.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with salsa if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 331 calories, 16 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 111 mg cholesterol, 681 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.