Cheese Stuffed Meat Loaf

Sliced provolone cheese is layered in the middle of the meat loaf for an ooey-gooey surprise with each bite. Progresso® Vegetable Classics French onion soup makes this meat loaf extra-moist and delicious.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 6

Ingredients

3/4
cup gluten-free white rice flour cracker crumbs (from 4.4 oz box crackers)
1
can (18 oz) Progresso™ Vegetable Classics French onion soup
1 1/2
lb extra-lean (at least 93%) ground beef
1
teaspoon salt
3/4
teaspoon thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
egg
6
slices (1 1/2 oz each) provolone cheese
Hot cooked mashed potatoes, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir cracker crumbs and 1 cup of the soup until well mixed; let stand 10 minutes.
  • 2 Add beef, salt, thyme, pepper and egg to cracker crumb mixture until well mixed. Spread half of beef mixture into ungreased 8x4-or 9x5- inch loaf pan. Cut 3 slices of the cheese into 1/2-inch strips. Arrange strips in center of loaf to within 1/2-inch of sides and ends of pan. Top cheese with remaining beef mixture covering completely to sides of pan.
  • 3 Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in center of loaf. Bake uncovered 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until beef is no longer pink in center and thermometer reads 160°F. Arrange remaining cheese slices, overlapping, on top of meat loaf. Top cheese with 1/4 cup of the remaining soup (making sure to get onion pieces). Bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes; remove from pan. Heat remaining soup until hot, serve with meat loaf and potatoes.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 serving
    Calories
    380
    (
    Calories from Fat
    190),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    22g
    22%
    (Saturated Fat
    11g,
    11%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    125mg
    125%;
    Sodium
    1160mg
    1160%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    10g
    10%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    35g
    35%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    35%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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