Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Monterey Meatloaf

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I tried really hard to resist the urge to frown, huff, and grumble on meatloaf nights as a kid. I hated meatloaf. I swore I'd NEVER fix it when I grew up.

That was until I found this recipe for Monterey Jack Meatloaf--oh, bless my soul it IS GOOD!!!!

And my kids LOVE it. Meatloaf is not a bad word in my house! You've just got to try it especially if you have a thing for ooey, gooey, cheesy goodness. YUM.

Wish my pictures did this meal justice! Here is the recipe:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1 cup shredded monterey jack or pepper jack cheese, divided*
In large bowl, combine egg, bread crumbs, onion, salt, and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Press half of the beef mixture onto the bottom and halfway up the sides of a greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pan. Sprinkle 3/4 cup cheese over meat to within 1/2 in. of sides. Pat remaining beef mixture over cheese.

Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 50-55 min. or until meat is no longer pink. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake for 5 more min. or until cheese is melted. Let stand for about 10 min. before slicing.

*I don't shred my cheese. I buy the block kind and cut it into cubes. I do shred some for the topping, though. Just my personal preference. :)

Linked to:
Tasty Tuesday
Tuesdays at the Table
Tempt my Tummy Tuesday
Works for me Wednesday
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Melinda said...

My kids would love this! What yummy cheesy goodness!

Susannah said...

Melted cheese... yes, the cure all for everything! (And ketchup.) This looks yummy!

e-Mom @ Susannah's {Kitchen}

The Mom said...

This looks delicious. We actually like meatloaf at our house, but my youngest doesn't like ketchup, so this might be the perfect solution!


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