String Cheese Meat Loaf

“My daughter likes the cheese stuffed into this tasty meat loaf made with a blend of ground beef and Italian sausage. Served with a salad and sourdough bread, the meal is special enough for company.” —Laura Lawrence, Salinas, California

String Cheese Meat Loaf
String Cheese Meat Loaf
String Cheese Meat Loaf
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
6servings 15minutes 85minutes + standing
Servings Prep Time
6servings 15minutes
Cook Time
85minutes + standing
Ingredients
Portions: servings
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Ingredients
Portions: servings
Units:
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce, egg, bread crumbs, garlic and rosemary. Crumble meat over mixture and mix well.
  2. Press half into a greased 8x4-in. loaf pan. Place two pieces of cheese, side by side, near one end of loaf. Cut the remaining piece of cheese in half; place side by side on opposite end of loaf. Top with remaining meat mixture; press down firmly to seal.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°; drain. Drizzle with the remaining spaghetti sauce; bake 10 minutes longer. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
  4. Editor's Note: Three ounces of mozzarella cheese, cut into four 1/2-inch sticks, may be substituted for the string cheese.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 391 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 911mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fibre), 28g protein.