Stuffed Italian sausage and ground beef Meatloaf

Mary Lee


I got this recipe from a friend and changed it up a little. Its quick, easy and delicious.

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approx 10 slices


25 Min


1 Hr 20 Min




approx 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
3 sweet/ mild or hot italian sausage links ( cassings removed)
2 packages dry onion soup mix
approx 2/3 cup instant oatmeal or 2/3 cup bread crumbs (seasoned or non)
1 teaspoon italian seasoning
1 level teaspoon garlic powder ( more or less, your choice)
1/2 cup tomato sauce
2 large eggs
2 to 3 logs of mozzarella or provolone string cheese ( or several pieces of cubed cheese)
note: add salt and pepper to desired taste or diet


1/2 cup ketcup
optional 2-3 tablespoon bbq sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar ( blended well with ketcup and bbq sauce)

Directions Step-By-Step

In large bowl combine ground beef and Italian sausage until well blended. Add remaining ingredients except for cheese ... once ingredients are well blended, place meat mixture on waxed paper and flatten into oblong shape approx 1/2 thick. In center of flattened meat place string or cubed cheese down entire center. Roll meat pressing and shaping into a loaf. Carefully place loaf into baking dish or roaster sprayed with non stick cooking spray and about 1/3 cup of water. Bake at 325 degrees for approx. 45 minutes to 1 hour .. until meat is nicely browned.
Remove from oven and with back of spoon cover entire meatloaf with ketcup,bbq sauce and brown sugar mixture ... return to oven uncovered for approx. 15 - 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for approx. 5 minutes before cutting into .

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #cheese, #meat-loaf