Favorite Cheesy Meatloaf

Favorite Cheesy Meatloaf Recipe

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Barbara Body


One of my favorite dishes to make on the weekend. With luck, there will be enough left for another night during the week or for lunches.


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15 Min
50 Min


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1 small
onion - chopped
2-3 clove
garlic - chopped
1 small
green bell pepper - (or a combo of red, green, yellow)
1 1/2 lb
lean ground beef
0.5 c
bread crumbs
1 large
0.25 c
grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp
oregano, dried (or to taste)
1 tsp
basil, dried (or to taste)
1 tsp
red peper flakes
1 tsp
2 slice
provolone cheese

How to Make Favorite Cheesy Meatloaf


  • 1Put all ingredients (except for the sliced cheese) into a large bowl
  • 2Mix together using hands. (Sorry, but the only way to really combine all of the ingredients in a meet loaf is to use your hands - they're washable)
  • 3Turn the meat loaf mixture out onto a flat surface and pat, firmly, into a loaf shape, slightly smaller than the loaf pan you will be using. You will want to be very firm when shaping this - if you want it to hold together after baking. After shaping, turn it over and pat the other side together.
  • 4Gently place into a loaf pan. If there is a little room between the pan and the loaf, that's OK - it will be easier to remove from the pan later.
  • 5Bake at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes.
  • 6Sprinkle top with parmesan cheese and place the provolone cheese slices diagonally across the top of the loaf. Bake a couple of more minutes, to get the cheese bubbly - watch closely so that the cheese doesn't burn, or liquefy and melt away (depending on what cheese you are using). You can also use a mixture of shredded cheddar, mozzarella and parmesan. sprinkled over the top.

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About Favorite Cheesy Meatloaf

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtag: #ground-beef

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