Polka Dot Meat Loaf

String cheese is the secret ingredient in this flavorful meat loaf that's ready to bake in 10 short minutes.

  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 1 hr 55 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 6

Ingredients

1 1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
cup ketchup
1/4
cup Progresso® plain bread crumbs
2
tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
egg
6
sticks (1 oz each) string cheese
1
teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
1
tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, mix ground beef, 1/4 cup of the ketchup, the bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, salt and egg. Press 1/3 of mixture in bottom of ungreased 8x4-inch loaf pan.
  • 2 Place 2 pieces of the string cheese lengthwise and evenly spaced over beef mixture, with one end of the cheese about 1/2 inch from one end of pan. Cut 2 pieces of string cheese in half crosswise. Place 2 half pieces on beef mixture so cheese extends full length of pan. Press cheese into beef mixture.
  • 3 Top with half of remaining beef mixture; pat evenly in place. Top with remaining string cheese in 2 rows; press in. Press remaining beef mixture over cheese. Press ends and edges of beef mixture well to seal in cheese; smooth top.
  • 4 Bake 45 minutes. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix remaining 1/4 cup ketchup, the mustard and brown sugar.
  • 5 Remove meat loaf from oven. Spoon juices from meat loaf; spoon ketchup mixture evenly over top.
  • 6 Return to oven; bake 30 to 45 minutes longer or until thermometer inserted in center of meat loaf reads 160°F. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting into slices.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    340
    (
    Calories from Fat
    180),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    20g
    20%
    (Saturated Fat
    9g,
    9%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    120mg
    120%;
    Sodium
    750mg
    750%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    13g
    13%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    8g
    8%
    ),
    Protein
    29g
    29%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    25%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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