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


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  • 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
  • 2
  • 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

How to Make Cheese Stuffed Italian Meatloaf


  1. Over low heat, using a little olive oil, saute onions, celery, & garlic till tender.
  2. In a large bowl add beef, sausage, (cooled onion, celery, & garlic), mushrooms, crackers, sundried tomatoes, mustard, worchestshire, seasonings eggs.
  3. Pat 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.
  4. Place cheese ontop of ham slices.
  5. Using foil as "rolling tool" start rolling meat mixture up over cheese. Seal ends well.
  6. You should have a nice log when finished.
  7. Place 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.

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About Cheese Stuffed Italian Meatloaf

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

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