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    Polka Dot Meatloaf

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    2 hrs 15 mins

    10 mins

    2 hrs 5 mins

    lets.eat's Note:

    I haven't made this, but looks nice, a kid pleaser. Stagger the placement of the cheese on the second layer so it is not directly above the first layer. *The string cheese amount is 6 pieces (1 ounce each). The computer system did not want to add it in! Pillsbury recipe

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat oven to 375' In a large bowl, mix ground beef, 1/4 Celsius of the ketchup, the bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, salt and egg. Press 1/3 of mixture in bottom of ungreased 8x4 loaf pan.
    2. 2
      Place 2 pieces of the string cheese lengthwise and evenly spaced over beef mixture, with one end of the cheese about 1/2 inch from end of pan. Cut 2 pieces of string cheese in half crosswise. Place 2 half pieces on beef mixture so cheese extends full length of pan. Press cheese into beef mixture.
    3. 3
      Top with half of remaining beef mixture, pat evenly in place. Top with remaining string cheese in two rows; press inches Press remaining beef mixture over cheese. Press ends and edges of beef mixture well to seal in cheese; smooth top.
    4. 4
      Bake 45 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix remaining 1/4 cup ketchup, the mustard and brown sugar.
    5. 5
      Remove meatloaf from oven. Spoon juices from meatloaf; spoon ketchup mixture evenly over top.
    6. 6
      Return to oven; bake 35 to 45 minutes longer or until thermometer inserted in center of meat loaf reads 160'. Let stand 15 minutes before cuttung into slices.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 14, 2012

      45

      This was a tasty meatloaf but, I must have done something wrong. The cheese didn't stay within the meatloaf very well and didn't look like polka dots at all (despite my waiting longer than specified before cutting). I did stagger the cheese sticks as suggested but, I'm not sure what happened. Otherwise, it had a very nice flavor. My bf also thought it might be better if I used pieces of mozzarella from a chunk instead of the sticks since the cheese was a bit rubbery. We did use the part-skim mozzarella since that is what we had in the house for snacking. I'm thinking if I used the whole-milk mozzarella it wouldn't be as rubbery. Thank you for a yummy recipe that my 2 year old enjoyed "helping" me make - even if it didn't turn out quite as planned for me.

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    • on November 19, 2008

      55

      My Dh really loved this meatloaf. The cheese just made it. It is fairly simple to make. Thanks for posting this recipe.

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    • on February 10, 2008

      55

      My husband and kids love this meatloaf! It's not your everyday plain jane meal, it's tasty and different.

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    Nutritional Facts for Polka Dot Meatloaf

    Serving Size: 1 (155 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 351.1
     
    Calories from Fat 214
    61%
    Total Fat 23.8 g
    36%
    Saturated Fat 9.0 g
    45%
    Cholesterol 111.5 mg
    37%
    Sodium 603.0 mg
    25%
    Total Carbohydrate 11.7 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    1%
    Sugars 7.6 g
    30%
    Protein 21.5 g
    43%

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