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Cheeseburger Meatloaf


  • 2 cups Italian bread cubes
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 rib celery
  • 1 onion
  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 Colby-Jack cheese sticks
  • 1 1/2 pounds red potatoes, quartered
  • EVOO


Grind 2 cups italian bread cubes into coarse crumbs in a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Transfer the breadcrumbs to a large bowl.

Pre-heat the oven to 400°F.

Cut the carrot, celery and onion into 1-inch pieces. Using the same food processor, finely chop the vegetables.

Add the vegetables to the bowl with the breadcrumbs. Add the ground chuck, eggs, ketchup, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Mix all the ingredients together with your hands until just blended.

Transfer the mixture to a 10-inch x 15-inch baking dish; pat the meat into a 9-inch x 13-inch rectangle.

Arrange the Colby-Jack cheese sticks lengthwise on top; fold the meat over the cheese.

Pat well into a loaf that is about 4 x 12 inches, pressing to seal the seams.

Scatter the red potatoes around the loaf. Drizzle lightly with EVOO; season with salt and pepper.

Bake until the potatoes are tender and the cheese begins to ooze, about 50 minutes.