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Ribbon Meatloaf Recipe
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Ribbon Meatloaf

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"Beautifully mellow in flavor, this meatloaf has a ribbon of cheese flowing through the middle of it. Use the cheese of your choice. In this recipe, I use Cheddar cheese, but you could try it with blue cheese or American cheese."

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Original recipe makes 6 to 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 30 mins

    2 hrs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the bread and milk. Add the beef, pork, egg yolk, onion, salt, ground black pepper, dry mustard, sage, celery salt, garlic salt and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well and set aside.
  3. To make filling, in a medium bowl combine the egg white and water. Toss lightly with the bread pieces and Cheddar cheese.
  4. Pat 1/2 of the meat mixture into the prepared loaf pan. Cover with the cheese filling and top with the remaining meat mixture.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 05, 2002

This is exactly the same recipe given to me by my mother-in-law, only without the addition of the cheese. For a variation, I highly recommend shaping the loaf "free form" on a foil-lined broiler pan, and lay slices of bacom horizontally across the top and sides, tucking the ends under the loaf. The bacon really makes this meatloaf delicious!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 16, 2006

we didn't care much for this meatloaf, it was too unusual for our taste. my adult son liked it better smothered in catsup. sorry maureen.

Jul 23, 2003

My kids love cheese inside their meatloaf, so I've used several types. Mozarella in the center with marinara sauce covering the top of the loaf is a nice italian version. Pepper jack and enchilada sauce makes it a little mexican. You can let your imagination go wild. Try ham and swiss and cover top with cream of mushroom soup too.

Jan 15, 2003

I have made this recipe alot!! My family loves it, I would never make a different meatloaf after having found this recipe, I share this recipe with friends and family alot.

Jul 28, 2010

I absolutely loved this meatloaf! I don't like traditional meatloaves with ketchup, so this was a refreshing change. The cheese ribbon tasted too much like just bread to me, so next time I will leave it out but the meat was so flavorful and delicious I will keep making it. A keeper for sure. Would have been a five star without the cheese.

May 19, 2009

I used only beef since we raise beef cows and have ample supply. Husband and I really liked it. 8-year-old daughter hated the "stuff" in the middle even after I explained that it was cheese. Usually in her opinion everything is better with cheese on it but it was a no go. Will make it again but not extend the ribbon to the end for her.

Dec 03, 2010

This was delicious and super filling. They are not lying when they say it takes two hours, so leave yourself some extra time.

Oct 04, 2010

Not my favorite meatloaf


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  • Calories
  • 557 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 161 mg
  • 54%
  • Fat
  • 38.8 g
  • 60%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 35.6 g
  • 71%
  • Sodium
  • 941 mg
  • 38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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