Polka Dot Meat Loaf

Polka Dot Meat Loaf Recipe

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Jan Green


My grandson loves finding the cheese in the center.


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10 Min
1 Hr 55 Min


  • 1 1/2 lb
    lean (80% at least) ground beef
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    plain bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp
    worchestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1
  • 6 stick
    string cheese
  • 1 tsp
    prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp
    packed brown sugar

How to Make Polka Dot Meat Loaf


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. In bowl, mix ground beef, 1/4 cup of the ketchup, the bread crumbs, Worchestershire sauce, salt and egg. Press 1/3 mixture in bottom of ungreased 8"x4" loaf pan.
  2. Place two pieces of the string cheese lengthwise and evenly spaced over beef mixture, with one end of the cheese about 1/2 inch from one end of pan. Cut 2 pieces of string cheese in half crosswise. Place 2 half pieces on beef mixture so cheese extends full length of pan. Press cheese into beef mixture.
  3. Top with half of remaining beef mixture; put evenly in place. Top with remaining string cheese in 2 rows; press in. Press remaining beef mixture over cheese. Press ends and edges of beef mixture to seal in cheese; smooth top.
  4. Bake 45 minutes. Meanwhile in small bowl, mix remaining 1/4 cup ketchup, the mustard and brown sugar.
  5. Remove meat loaf from oven. spoon juices from meat loaf; spoon ketchup mixture evenly over top,
  6. Return to oven; bake 30 to 45 minutes longer or until meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160 degrees. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting into slices.

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About Polka Dot Meat Loaf

Course/Dish: Beef
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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