Cheese Stuffed Italian Meatloaf

Lynn Socko


This is just one of my favorite meatloaves.

New pix and slightly tweaked ingr., THE BEST MEATLOAF I'VE EVER EATTEN.

★★★★★ 4 votes
6-8 people
45 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


3 lb
ground beef, round or sirloin
16 oz
italian sausage, sweet
1/2 c
celery, minced
1/2 c
sweet onion, finely chopped
4 clove
garlic, minced
1 c
mushrooms, chopped
1/2 c
crackers, finely crushed
1 c
sundried tomatoes
1 Tbsp
mustard, bold & spicy
2 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
1 tsp
granulated garlic
1 tsp
italian seasoning
1 tsp
dried basil
1/2 tsp
black pepper
8-10 slice
bacon, cut in half
2 pkg
budding ham slices ( or proscutto)
6-8 oz
provolone. grated
6-8 oz
parmesan, grated


1Over low heat, using a little olive oil, saute onions, celery, & garlic till tender.
2In a large bowl add beef, sausage, (cooled onion, celery, & garlic), mushrooms, crackers, sundried tomatoes, mustard, worchestshire, seasonings eggs.
3Pat meat out, on a large piece of foil, into a rectangle shape. Place the ham slices from the center outward over most of the meat, leaving an ledge around the meat with nothing on it so you can seal it.
4Place cheese ontop of ham slices.
5Using foil as "rolling tool" start rolling meat mixture up over cheese. Seal ends well.
6You should have a nice log when finished.
7Place bacon strips on top, wrap foil around loaf, place in baking pan. Bake at 375 for one hour, remove foil from top and sides, bake 30 min more. Broil for a few minutes if bacon needs more browning.

About Cheese Stuffed Italian Meatloaf

Course/Dish: Beef, Pork, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtags: #meatloaf, #Stuffed