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A slice of stuffed meatloaf on a white plate with mashed potatoes ready to enjoy

Stuffed Meatloaf

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, cheese, cheese stuffed, cheesy, meatloaf
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 468kcal


For the Meatloaf

  • 2 lb ground beef or 1 lb ground beef and 1 lb of ground pork
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper seeded and finely chopped

  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 tbsp seasoned salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

For the Sauce

  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


For the Meatloaf

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Combine all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl with the exception of the shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Form the meat mixture into the shape of the 9” x 5” loaf pan and place in the pan.
  • Make a horizontal well down the center of the meatloaf with your hand, wide enough to add the shredded cheese. Place the cheese in the middle of the meatloaf and seal the opening with the meat mixture so that no cheese is exposed.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 40 minutes.

For the Sauce

  • While the meatloaf is baking, mix the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl.
  • After 40 minutes, take the meatloaf out of the oven and spoon the sauce to cover the top of the meatloaf. Place the meatloaf back in the oven to continue cooking for 10 additional minutes.
  • Remove the meatloaf from the oven and allow it to rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.


Tip: To get the moisture from the vegetables, save yourself and throw the onion, pepper, garlic, celery, and parsley into the food processor. This will save your life, and time!
When making meatloaf, I usually use 85% lean/15% fat or 90% lean/10% fat ground beef. When I want to add varying flavor, I will mix equal parts of ground sirloin (90/10) with ground pork.


Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 966mg | Potassium: 530mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 938IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 4mg