I created this meat loaf one day when I wanted to make cheeseburgers -- my husband's favorite -- but it was too chilly to grill outside. I've served it numerous times since then, and it never fails to get rave reviews. Even your most finicky eater will enjoy this oven-baked main dish. And you'll appreciate the price - just $0.51 per serving. --Paula Sullivan Barker, New York
1/2 cup Ketchup, divided1 Egg1/4 cup dry Bread crumbs1 teaspoon Onion powder1 pound lean ground Beef2 teaspoons prepared Mustard2 teaspoons dill Pickle relish6 slices american Cheese
In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup ketchup, egg, bread crumbs and onion powder. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.On a large piece of waxed paper, pat beef mixture into a 10-in x 6-in rectangle. Spread remaining ketchup over meat to within 1/2 in. of long sides and 1-1/2 in. of short sides. Top with mustard and relish.Place four cheese slices on top; set aside remaining cheese.Roll up loaf, jelly-roll style, starting with a short side and pulling away waxed paper while rolling.Seal seams and ends well. Place loaf, seam side down, in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. x 2-in. baking pan.Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees. Cut the reserved cheese slices in half diagonally; place on top of loaf. Return to the oven for 5 minutes until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
I followed Paula's advice and made this for my family - everybody loved it. What a neat twist on an old favorite.*analysis using light cheese*
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