Ribbon Meatloaf

Ribbon Meatloaf


"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."


2 h servings 557 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 557 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 38.8 g
  • 60%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.3g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 35.6 g
  • 71%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 161 mg
  • 54%
  • Sodium:
  • 941 mg
  • 38%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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  1. 28 Ratings


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 broile...

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 enchila...

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.

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 wil...

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. ...

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.

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

Not my favorite meatloaf

This was delicious. My husband even went back for seconds!