Meat loaf is probably one of my favorite comfort foods. This recipe combines all that comfort with another one of my favorites- CHEESE. And it’s pretty simple to make too!
Found this in the January/February 2011 Cooking Light magazine.
1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs…or use the packaged ones like I did
Cooking spray/olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, chopped…or 1 teaspoon of minced
1/2 cup ketchup, divided
3 ounces white cheddar cheese, diced….or sharp cheddar
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley….or dried parsley like I used
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish…which is basically horseradish that comes in a small jar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper
1.5 lbs. ground sirloin
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1. Preheat oven to 425*.
2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add breadcrumbs; cook for 3 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently. This took longer than 3 minutes for me…
3. While breadcrumbs are toasting, chop onion and cheese.
4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray/olive oil.
5. Saute onions and garlic for three minutes. Remove from heat.
6. In a large bowl combine onion mixture, breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup ketchup, and remaining ingredients.
7. Shape into 6 (4×2 inch) “loaves” on a broiler pan coated with olive oil/cooking spray.
8. Spread remaining ketchup over each.
9. Bake at 425* for 25 minutes or until done. Cheese may melt out of loaves- don’t worry, it’s still delicious!