Beautifully mellow in flavor, this meatloaf has a ribbon of cheese flowing through the middle of it. Use the cheese of your choice. In this recipe, I use Cheddar cheese, but you could try it with blue cheese or American cheese.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

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  • In a large bowl, stir together the bread and milk. Add the beef, pork, egg yolk, onion, salt, ground black pepper, dry mustard, sage, celery salt, garlic salt and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well and set aside.

  • To make filling, in a medium bowl combine the egg white and water. Toss lightly with the bread pieces and Cheddar cheese.

  • Pat 1/2 of the meat mixture into the prepared loaf pan. Cover with the cheese filling and top with the remaining meat mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

556.5 calories; protein 35.6g 71% DV; carbohydrates 14.3g 5% DV; fat 38.8g 60% DV; cholesterol 160.9mg 54% DV; sodium 941.5mg 38% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
My kids love cheese inside their meatloaf, so I've used several types. Mozarella in the center with marinara sauce covering the top of the loaf is a nice italian version. Pepper jack and enchilada sauce makes it a little mexican. You can let your imagination go wild. Try ham and swiss and cover top with cream of mushroom soup too. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/17/2006
we didn't care much for this meatloaf it was too unusual for our taste. my adult son liked it better smothered in catsup. sorry maureen. Read More
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30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
My kids love cheese inside their meatloaf, so I've used several types. Mozarella in the center with marinara sauce covering the top of the loaf is a nice italian version. Pepper jack and enchilada sauce makes it a little mexican. You can let your imagination go wild. Try ham and swiss and cover top with cream of mushroom soup too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2002
This is exactly the same recipe given to me by my mother-in-law only without the addition of the cheese. For a variation I highly recommend shaping the loaf "free form" on a foil-lined broiler pan and lay slices of bacom horizontally across the top and sides tucking the ends under the loaf. The bacon really makes this meatloaf delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2003
I have made this recipe alot!! My family loves it I would never make a different meatloaf after having found this recipe I share this recipe with friends and family alot. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2010
I absolutely loved this meatloaf! I don't like traditional meatloaves with ketchup so this was a refreshing change. The cheese ribbon tasted too much like just bread to me so next time I will leave it out but the meat was so flavorful and delicious I will keep making it. A keeper for sure. Would have been a five star without the cheese. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2009
I used only beef since we raise beef cows and have ample supply. Husband and I really liked it. 8-year-old daughter hated the "stuff" in the middle even after I explained that it was cheese. Usually in her opinion everything is better with cheese on it but it was a no go. Will make it again but not extend the ribbon to the end for her. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/16/2006
we didn't care much for this meatloaf it was too unusual for our taste. my adult son liked it better smothered in catsup. sorry maureen. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2003
The cheese filling adds a nice twist to the age-old meatloaf. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2002
This was delicious. My husband even went back for seconds! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2010
This was delicious and super filling. They are not lying when they say it takes two hours so leave yourself some extra time. Read More
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