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String Cheese Meat Loaf Recipe
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String Cheese Meat Loaf Recipe

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"My daughter likes the cheese stuffed into this flavorful meat loaf made with a blend of ground beef and Italian sausage," writes Laura Lawrence from Salinas, California. "Served with a salad and sourdough bread, the meal is special enough for company."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour 25 min. + standing
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour 25 min. + standing
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup meatless spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 8 ounces bulk Italian sausage
  • 3 pieces string cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 391 calories, 23 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 120 mg cholesterol, 911 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce, egg, bread crumbs, garlic and rosemary. Crumble meat over mixture and mix well.
  2. Press half into a greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan. Place two pieces of cheese, side by side, near one end of loaf. Cut the remaining piece of cheese in half; place side by side on opposite end of loaf. Top with remaining meat mixture; press down firmly to seal.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°; drain. Drizzle with the remaining spaghetti sauce; bake 10 minutes longer. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: 3 ounces of mozzarella cheese, cut into 4- x 1/2-inch sticks may be substituted for the string cheese.
Originally published as String Cheese Meat Loaf in Quick Cooking May/June 2002, p61

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 391 calories, 23 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 120 mg cholesterol, 911 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein.

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

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Reviewed Feb. 7, 2013

I loved this recipe when I saw it in the original magazine issue. This is how I've made my meatloaf ever since.

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