Cut Me Off A Piece Of That Mozzarella Stuffed Meatloaf!

This recipe is delicious, if I hadn’t mentioned that. But one thing that i like to do is to add mushrooms into the mozzarella. I love doing this! If you are not a mushroom fan then try your favorite vegetable! Whether its, onions, green peppers, or more cheese you will love it! In fact, get crazy and try adding a different type of cheese like provolone. I love all cheeses so I will be trying all types of different cheeses when I make this recipe again.

Check out what our friends from Dishin With Didi have to say about this:

“How simple right?  Did I mention delicious?  Are you hungry yet?”

Can you say yum? And yes I am now craving this fantastic meatloaf!

2lbs ground beef
2 eggs
1 tbsp dried oregano
2 tbsp dried minced onion
1 tsp dried coriander
1/2 tsp dried cumin
1/2 tsp black pepper
2-1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (can anyone really pronounce this)
2 tbsp Ketchup
1/2 cup bread crumbs (I used seasoned)
6 Mozzarella cheese sticks
*I did not use salt in this recipe because the Worcestershire sauce is pretty salty*

Nona’s Sauce:
8 oz tomato sauce
2-1/2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp coriander
1/4 tsp black pepper
Pinch of salt


-Preheat oven to 350F

-In a medium bowl add all your ingredients for your meatloaf.  Mix thoroughly so all ingredients have been incorporated.

-On a flat surface, place your meatloaf mixture and flatten slightly, you’re not making cutouts. *grin*  My only advice is to make sure that the length of your meat mixture will be almost equal to the length of your cheese sticks.  You do not want to have to slice off 3 or 4 pieces of meatloaf to finally find the surprise right?  Ahhhh, see I make sense sometimes.

-Visually look at your mixture and lay 3 of the cheese sticks on one side.  Lay the other 3 right behind them.

-Take first the bottom (closest to you) beef mixture and bring over the cheese sticks, do the same with the other side (further away from you), and literally cover the cheese sticks.  We’re so clever, they’ll never know!!

-Smooth out any gaps in the loaf and place gently in a loaf pan, seam side down.

-Taking a knife, press the meat mixture back onto itself and basically straightening it at the same time, all the while making a beautiful little space around the meat loaf, set aside.

-In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients for the Nona sauce.  Adjust for salt if needed.

-Pour the sauce all over the top and now the nicely spaced sides of your meatloaf.

-Bake for 45 minutes uncovered.  After 45 minutes, carefully pull out of the oven and drain the excess juices.  Place back in the oven for another 20-30 minutes or till the sauce has nicely glazed over.

-Let rest for 15-20 minutes so the mozzarella will not ooze out of the meatloaf when sliced and the meat itself will not lose all those beautiful flavors.
-Slice and serve with your favorite side.  For us, with this meatloaf? French fries are the only way!!


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Quick Tip: Serve with garlic mashed potatoes.

Thanks again to Dishin With Didi for this amazing recipe.