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Meat Loaf Cordon Bleu

I'm a working mom. Even with my busy schedule, I can make this in the morning and pop it into the oven when I get home. —Barb Jacobsen, Campbell, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 envelope meat loaf seasoning mix
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 8 thin slices fully cooked ham
  • 8 thin slices Swiss cheese
  • 1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms


  • In a large bowl, mix together egg, meat loaf seasoning, tomato sauce and bread crumbs. Add ground beef; mix well. On a piece of waxed paper, pat meat mixture into an 18x9-in. rectangle. Top with layers of ham, cheese and mushrooms. Roll rectangle, jelly-roll style, starting from narrow end. Pinch edges to seal. Place seam side down in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 350° until no pink remains, about 1-1/4 hours. Let stand several minutes before slicing.
    Freeze option: Securely wrap and freeze cooled meat loaf in foil. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Unwrap meat loaf; reheat on a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan in a preheated 350° oven until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 287 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 659mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.

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  • drejka
    Feb 22, 2020

    Hubs is a huge meatloaf fan but I'm not. This one is enough of a "meatloaf" to make him happy, but different enough to appeal to me also. It's very easy and is pretty enough to serve to company. I put a little tomato sauce glaze on top to dress it up a bit. Very yummy!

  • greatwithoutgluten
    May 31, 2017

    Very quick and easy to prepare. I ended up making a glaze for the outside. I am going to try this recipe using ground chicken next time.

  • lincop56
    Aug 16, 2016

    Great change to meatloaf, husband not crazy about chicken Cordon Bleu, so this is a wonderful compromise.

  • jackiesw
    May 23, 2012

    This is the best meatloaf recipe that I have found. I love to make it for company. I don't always use the exact ingredients...depends what I have on hand. It has always turned out great.

  • kamato
    Oct 13, 2011

    This our family favorite! Kids ask for it for their birthday dinner. It is AWESOME!!

  • adisaac
    Aug 3, 2010

    This is a quick recipe to put together, and is just delicious. Everyone in my house enjoyed this dish, even my three picky children.