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prep:
15 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
65 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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 .

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  • Cut 1 carrot, 1 celery rib and 1 onion into 1-inch pieces. Using the same food processor, finely chop the vegetables.

  • 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.

  • Mix all the ingredients together with your hands until just blended.

  • Transfer the mixture to a 10-by-15-inch baking dish; pat the meat into a 9-by-13-inch rectangle.

  • Arrange 6 colby-jack cheese sticks lengthwise on top; fold the meat over the cheese.

  • Pat well into a loaf that is about 4 by 12 inches, pressing to seal the seams.

  • Scatter 1 1/2 lbs. quartered red-skinned potatoes around the loaf. Drizzle lightly with EVOO; season with salt and pepper.

  • Bake until the potatoes are tender and the cheese begins to ooze, about 50 minutes.

  • Bonus: We challenged actress Octavia Spencer to make this recipe! See how she did.

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