Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Meatloaf Parmesan

This week I had some ground beef to use up. Lately I've seen a few recipes for different flavored meatloaves. They inspired me to try a meatloaf parmesan. Since hubby loves meatloaf and it had been awhile since I made one, he was willing to be my guinea pig.

This is the first time I have experimented with a flavored meatloaf. Mainly because I was never a big meatloaf person. However, since I have been finding interesting meatloaf recipes that I liked, I decided to go ahead and try coming up with one of my own. I'm known for experimenting with dinner so that was certainly not a new thing for my family.

To make the meatloaf I mixed the following:

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup oatmeal (quick, not old fashioned)
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 1 egg

Combine all the above ingredients until everything is well mixed. Then spread half the meat mixture into the bottom of a loaf pan and slightly up the sides. For the "Parmesan" filling I used string cheese. I used this mainly because it was what I had on hand and it needed to be used up. You could try this with other cheeses. See the picture at left for how I squished the cheese in there. Once the cheese was in I topped the meatloaf off with the rest of the meat mixture.

    Cook meatloaf at 350 for about an hour. I used a thermometer so I just cooked until the internal temperature reached 170.
    When serving the meatloaf I topped each slice with a bit of warmed up spaghetti sauce.
    Hubby and I both thought this meatloaf was delicious. We will definitely be making it again. Although knowing me I will wind up modifying it somehow next time I cook it. I just can't seem to cook following a recipe. It goes against my nature.

11 responses:

Robyn said...

I made a meatlosf parmesann befor and it wasn't half bad eithe. I didn't stuff it with cheese though, I mixed some in with the meat and sprinkled it on top. I also added Italian seasoning to the mix!
Great job!

Robyn said...

Sorry about those typos in my last comment! I was typing one handed with a sick toddler in the other arm. LOL

Kaycee said...

This looks really good, I love the stuffed meatloaf idea.

Kristen said...

What a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing, I will definitely have to try this!

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

Wow! Sounds great! I make up recipes all the time...that's how we find our favorite recipes! Thanks for sharing yours with us!

Brenda said...

Wow! I bet that tastes amazing! Anything with cheese is good for me!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Sounds yummy! So glad you joined us, this week and I hope you keep coming back.Thanks for sharing your recipe and linking up to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

Stephanie said...

Wow that looks so good. My family loves meatloaf!

Dreamer said...

Oh my, that looks so good, I may have to try this, we love MEAT around here!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

ummm that cheese looks so good. I am always looking for new meatloaf ideas. Found your site throgh blissfully domestic.

Amy @ Finer Things said...

Meatloaf stuffed with cheese. I'm sold!