Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Cheeseburger Meatloaf is a meatloaf-lover’s dream come true! Take one bite and your tastebuds will instantly take you to all the wonderful, nostalgic flavors of a cheeseburger. This cheddar cheese stuffed meatloaf is seasoned perfectly with a ketchup and mustard duo to take a classic meatloaf to a whole other level.

Cheeseburger Meatloaf - KJ & Company

Can you really go wrong with a cheese-stuffed meatloaf? I think not. Growing up, my mom would always cover the top of her meatloaf with a nice glaze of ketchup, so the tradition just had to continue! During the baking process, the ketchup gets all sorts of gooey and caramelized and is so dang good. It’s the perfect topping for this Cheeseburger Meatloaf!

Cheeseburger Meatloaf - KJ & Company

Just like everything else that is right in this world, meatloaf is best served with some mashed potatoes. These Sour Cream Smashed Potatoes are perfect companion, if you ask me. Grab a fork and get a perfect bite full of meatloaf and mashed taters. Your tastebuds will thank me later. If you by chance have any leftovers of this meatloaf, it makes great chili! I crumbled my leftovers, tossed them in a crockpot with all my chili ingredients and left it to simmer low and slow. It was a perfect, flavor-loaded chili!

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Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Cheeseburger Meatloaf - KJ & Company

Cheeseburger Meatloaf is a meatloaf-lover’s dream come true! Take one bite and your tastebuds will instantly take you to all the wonderful, nostalgic flavors of a cheeseburger. This cheddar cheese stuffed meatloaf is seasoned perfectly with a ketchup and mustard duo to take a classic meatloaf to a whole other level.

  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds ground hamburger (I did 85/15)
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned salt
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 5 oz sliced cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup ketchup

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the hamburger, onion, eggs, breadcrumbs, seasoned salt,  Worcestershire and mustard. Using your hands, lightly mix together all of the ingredients until just combined. You don’t want to over-mix the meatloaf as it will get dense when cooking.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Divide the meat mixture evenly in half and form half of it into a 11×4 inch rectangle on the baking sheet. Evenly place the cheese slices on top of the first layer of meat on the baking sheet, leaving 1/2-1 inch of the meatloaf exposed on all sides so that you will be able to crimp the top half of the meatloaf to the bottom half.
  3. Evenly form the other half of the meatloaf mixture on top of the bottom half and the cheese layer. Pinch all the sides closed completely to seal the cheese inside. You will also want to make sure that the top of the meatloaf doesn’t have any cracks in it as well, as it could be a place for the cheese to try to escape. Top the meatloaf evenly with the ketchup.
  4. Bake the meatloaf for 50 minutes – 1 hour, or until a thermometer inserted into the middle reads 160 degrees. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and allow to cool and set for about 10 minutes prior to cutting and serving.

Notes

  • Best served with pickles

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