Cheeseburger Meatloaf

November 2011
Cheeseburger Meatloaf

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Shape It! Bake It! Turn a been-there dinner into family fun time with an all-new meatloafinspired by everyone's fave: the cheeseburger.

Makes: 6 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Bake: 50 mins

Ingredients
  • 2 cups italian bread cubes
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 celery rib
  • 1 onion
  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 colby-jack cheese sticks
  • 1 1/2 pounds red-skinned potatoes
  • EVOO
Directions
  1. Grind 2 cups italian bread cubes into coarse crumbs in a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Transfer the breadcrumbs to a large bowl. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees .
  2. Cut 1 carrot, 1 celery rib and 1 onion into 1-inch pieces. Using the same food processor, finely chop the vegetables.
  3. Add the vegetables to the bowl with the breadcrumbs. Add 2 lbs. ground chuck, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup ketchup, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper.
  4. Mix all the ingredients together with your hands until just blended.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a 10-by-15-inch baking dish; pat the meat into a 9-by-13-inch rectangle.
  6. Arrange 6 colby-jack cheese sticks lengthwise on top; fold the meat over the cheese.
  7. Pat well into a loaf that is about 4 by 12 inches, pressing to seal the seams.
  8. Scatter 1 1/2 lbs. quartered red-skinned potatoes around the loaf. Drizzle lightly with EVOO; season with salt and pepper.
  9. Bake until the potatoes are tender and the cheese begins to ooze, about 50 minutes.
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