Mozzarella Stuffed Meatloaf

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Delicious ground beef stuffed with gooey mozzarella cheese. This Mozzarella Stuffed Meatloaf is sure to become a family favorite!

This recipe has been all the rage on the internet for the past 5 years. It’s a fun take on an American classic that takes your meatloaf game to a whole new delicious level. We’ve taken mom’s recipe for a classic meatloaf and stuffed it with mozzarella cheese for a new family favorite.

Why are my patties falling apart?

Meatloaf falls apart for a number of reasons. The most common cause is that your patties don’t have enough binder. To help your patties hold together, add things like eggs and bread crumbs, as these are key ingredients that bind the meat and help the bread stick together. Another reason a patty might fall apart is if it’s overcooked.

Do I have to use mozzarella cheese? Can I make stuffed meatloaf with other types of cheese?

Fresh mozzarella makes a stunning melted cheese center for cheese stuffed patties. You can also use mozzarella cubes, even shredded, but be aware that they won’t melt like fresh mozzarella balls. Besides mozzarella, there are other types of cheese you can try. Cheddar is always a classic, but feel free to try bolder cheeses like pepper jack, provolone, havarti, gouda, and more!

Is it ok if my patties are a little pink?

Don’t be fooled into overcooking your meatloaf just because there’s a little pink speck. The color of a patty won’t tell you if it’s done or if it’s safe to eat. To tell if your patty is fully cooked and safe to eat, you’ll need to measure its internal temperature. For ground beef to be safe and fully cooked, a minimum internal temperature of 160°F is required. If your patty is just a little pink, but it’s 160 degrees Fahrenheit, you’re good to go.

A slice of mozzarella stuffed meatloaf with cheese oozing out of it, lifted with a spatula.

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A slice of mozzarella stuffed meatloaf with cheese oozing out of it, lifted with a spatula.

Delicious ground beef stuffed with gooey mozzarella cheese. This Mozzarella Stuffed Meatloaf is sure to become a family favorite!

Preparation time 10 minute

cooking time 1 Hour

total time 1 Hour 10 minute

raw material

meat pie

  • 1 1/2 pound lean beef
  • 1 cup Bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 ounce fresh mozzarella cheese slice

glaze

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar tightly packed
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 clove garlic broken
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • pinch chili

instruct

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Lightly coat with grease glass baking dish (9×13) with nonstick cooking spray.
  • in a large mixing bowl Combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, basil, oregano, parsley, salt, pepper, milk, and Worcestershire sauce. Knead until combined.
  • Divide the meat in half. Form half of the meat into the bottom half of the loaf and place in the prepared pan. Place mozzarella slices in center, leaving 1/2 inch at ends and sides. Form the remaining half of the meat into the top half of the loaf, sealing the edges. This is a free-form loaf, so it doesn’t need to be perfect.

  • in a small mixing bowl Stir together tomato paste, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, red wine vinegar, garlic, salt, and paprika. Pour half of this mixture over the patties and save the other half for later.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes.

  • After 45 minutes, remove from oven and pour remaining sauce over bread. Increase the temperature to 400 degrees and bake for another 15 minutes.

  • Let rest 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Calories: 442kcal | carbohydrate: 36G | protein: 36G | fat: 15G | Saturated fat: 8G | cholesterol: 102mg | sodium: 1337mg | Potassium: 689mg | fiber: 1G | sugar: 20G | Vitamin A: 495unit | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | calcium: 291mg | iron: 4.7mg