Easy Cheesy Scallion Stuffed Meatloaf Roll Up
Rolled Up Meatloaf
I tried this mouthwatering and scrumptious dish last evening. Not only did I find making my meatloaf roll up fun, but the skill level would be rated “easy” in my book.
2 – 2.5 LBS. OF 80% Ground Beef
3 Slices of White Bread (Torn into Tiny Pieces)
¼ Cup Prepared Yellow Mustard
1 TSP. Salt
1/8 TSP. Pepper
8 Ounces (2 Cups) Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
4 Scallions (Sliced)
¾ Cup Ketchup
5 Slices of Bacon
In a large bowl, using your hands mix the beef, eggs, mustard, bread, salt and pepper and continue mixing until all ingredients are incorporated.
Next you will need to tear off a sheet of wax paper measuring 12 inches by 16 inches. Place the meatloaf mixture on the wax paper and keep working it into a rectangular shape measuring 10 inches by 12 inches.
In a separate bowl combine the shredded cheddar cheese and scallions.
Spread the cheese and scallion mixture evenly over the top of the meatloaf rectangle.
Begin lifting the wax paper at the small end of the loaf, as you start to roll this up jelly roll style. As you are rolling the mixture into a log, keep removing the wax paper along the way.
Cooking spray should be used on a 9 inch by 13-inch baking dish.
Completely seal both ends of your meatloaf roll up and place it seal side down into the baking dish.
Spread the ketchup over the top of the meat log and place, lengthwise the bacon.
Place your masterpiece into a preheated 350-degree oven and bake for 55 to 60 minutes.
I served this dish with baked potato, green beans and mushroom gravy. Needless to say, there were no complaints at the dinner table.
A Flexible Dish To Prepare
I love to cook. As a matter of fact, I do all of the meal preparation in our home. Of course, I also do the grocery shopping. I'm one of those home chefs who never wants to be short an ingredient when putting together a specific dish. While planning the week's menu, I attempt to put together meals that can easily be divided and frozen. For instance, I always make two meatloaves so that I can freeze one for a cold, snowy day.
Meatloaf is a very forgiving recipe. Have fun experimenting with different ingredients, seasonings and textures. If you don't like ground beef, then substitute ground turkey instead and alter the mixture accordingly. Some cooks use a meatloaf seasoning packet sold in most stores. I've used Lipton onion soup mix at times. Whenever I serve this for dinner my wife and I joke that we're having good old comfort and diner food.
Enjoy yourself in the kitchen and remember, you are the captain of your own gravy boat.
Written by Dennis L. Page
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