Polka Dot Meat Loaf

Polka Dot Meat Loaf Recipe

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Jan Green

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@kateringqueen

My grandson loves finding the cheese in the center.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 55 Min

Ingredients

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

How to Make Polka Dot Meat Loaf

Step-by-Step

  • 1Heat 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.
  • 2Place 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.
  • 3Top 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.
  • 4Bake 45 minutes. Meanwhile in small bowl, mix remaining 1/4 cup ketchup, the mustard and brown sugar.
  • 5Remove meat loaf from oven. spoon juices from meat loaf; spoon ketchup mixture evenly over top,
  • 6Return 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