Cheeseburger Meatloaf Recipe

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Cheeseburger Meatloaf Recipe

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With school starting up again, our schedules have become a little more crazy. I often spend my afternoons driving kids to and from after school activities. This gives me less time to make home cooked meals for my family. Since eating dinner together is something that is important to me, I like to make dinners that are easy to put together that the whole family will love. This cheeseburger meatloaf is one recipe that I go back to again and again. While it looks more fancy than your traditional meatloaf, this Cheeseburger Meatloaf Recipe is simple to prepare.

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If you have ever made a meatloaf before, then you know the key to a good meatloaf is using quality beef. Laura’s Lean 92% Ground Beef is just that. Laura’s Lean is a premium, better-for-you beef and comes in 92% ground beef, 96% ground beef and 92% beef patties. It is available at retail stores nationwide.

Unlike most other “natural” beef, Laura’s Lean product is a “Never Ever” offering, which means that the protein is sourced from suppliers that raise their cattle without ever using added hormones or antibiotics and are always vegetarian fed. It is beef that you feel good feeding your family.

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INGREDIENTS FOR CHEESEBURGER MEATLOAF

  • 92% Laura’s Lean Ground Beef
  • breadcrumbs
  • eggs
  • chopped onions
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • shredded cheddar

To make this tasty cheeseburger meatloaf recipe you will start with 2 pounds of  92% Laura’s Lean Ground Beef. Using Laura’s Lean is what really helps take this meatloaf to the next level. If you have ever made a meatloaf and ended up with a greasy bottom of the pan, you’ll appreciate that all products carrying Laura’s Lean claim must meet strict USDA standards to qualify as lean.

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Each 4oz serving of Laura’s Lean must contain less than 10g of fat, 4.5g or less of saturated fat and less than 95mg of cholesterol per 100g serving. Since 92% Laura’s Lean Ground Beef is so lean, your meat is not left to cook in its own grease. You might think this would result in a dry meatloaf, but that is not the case at all.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place your 92% Laura’s Lean Ground Beef in a large bowl and add in breadcrumbs, eggs, onions, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

making cheesy meatloaf

Now it is time to mix all the ingredients together. The best way to do this is to just get your hands dirty and dig in. But my daughter wanted to help with dinner, and she didn’t want to stick her hands in the bowl, so we mixed it with a spatula. It worked fine, but took a little longer than if I had just mixed it by hand.

how to make cheeseburger meatloaf

Once the ingredients have been thoroughly mixed, it is time to place them in a loaf pan.

meatloaf mix in a bowl

Divide your mixture in half and pat half into the loaf pan.

uncooked meatloaf in a pan

Cover the beef mixture with your shredded cheese. You can use cheddar, but I like the flavor of a cheddar/colby mix. Take care to avoid placing cheese on the edges of the meatloaf.

adding cheese to meatloaf

Add the remainder of the beef mixture to the top of the meatloaf, making sure to cover the cheese. If any of the cheese has drifted off to the sides of the pan, you can move it back toward the middle before covering it with the beef. You will want to create a seal around the edges with the beef so the cheese doesn’t come out.

When you are done, you shouldn’t see any of the cheese.

uncooked meatloaf in a loaf pan

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes and remove from the oven to put on the glaze.

cooked cheeseburger meatloaf

INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR GLAZE

  • mustard
  • ketchup
  • brown sugar

To make the glaze for the meatloaf, you will need 2 tablespoons of ketchup, 1 tablespoon of mustard and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Mix together and brush the meatloaf with the glaze. Place the meatloaf back into the oven for another 10-15 minutes or until the beef reaches a temperature of 160 degrees.

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When the cooking time has ended, remove the meatloaf from the oven and let it sit for 15 minutes. This will keep the cheese from spilling out of the meatloaf when you slice it.

Cheeseburger meatloaf recipe

You can really customize this cheeseburger meatloaf. You can top it with BBQ sauce, or add some chopped peppers or bacon bits to the meat. As long as you start with 92% Laura’s Lean Ground Beef, you really can’t go wrong. Laura’s Lean 96% Ground Beef is certified through the American Heart Association heart check program and meets USDA standards for “Extra Lean”.

woman holding meatloaf in a pan

Even after letting the meatloaf rest for 15 minutes before slicing, when you do cut it the cheese will remain melted and gooey.

cheeseburger meatloaf

I served this cheesy meatloaf with some creamy mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli, but it goes wonderfully with fries as well. Add a side of bread and butter pickles and you have recreated your favorite restaurant burger taste!

slice of cheeseburger meatloaf with mashed potatoes and broccoli

This easy cheeseburger meatloaf recipe really takes the stress out of dinnertime!

slice of cheeseburger meatloaf with mashed potatoes and broccoli

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Cheeseburger Casserole

This Cheeseburger Meatloaf Recipe is the perfect meal for a busy weeknight. Super tasty and cheesy!

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword cheeseburger, cheeseburgermeatloaf, meatloaf
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 398 kcal

Ingredients

For meatloaf

  • 2 lbs Laura’s Lean 92% ground beef
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar
  • 2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

For Glaze

  • 2 tbs ketchup
  • 1 tbs mustard
  • 1 tbs brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Place 92% Laura’s Lean Ground Beef in a large bowl, and add in
    breadcrumbs, eggs, onions, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt and
    pepper. Mix until thoroughly combined.

  3. Divide your mixture in half and pat half into a loaf pan.

  4. Cover the beef mixture with your shredded cheese. Avoid placing cheese on the edges of the meatloaf.

  5. Add the remainder of the beef mixture to the top of the meatloaf,
    making sure to cover the cheese. If any of the cheese has drifted off to
    the sides of the pan, you can move it back toward the middle before
    covering it with the beef. You will want to create a seal around the
    edges with the beef so the cheese doesn’t come out.

  6. Bake for 40 minutes and remove from the oven to put on the glaze.

  7. To make the glaze for the meatloaf, mix together 2 tablespoons of ketchup, 1 tablespoon of mustard and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar.

  8. Brush the meatloaf with the glaze. Place the meatloaf back into the
    oven for another 10-15 minutes or until the beef reaches a temperature
    of 160 degrees.

  9. When the cooking time has ended, remove the meatloaf from the oven
    and let it sit for 15 minutes. This will keep the cheese from spilling
    out of the meatloaf when you slice it.

Nutrition Facts
Cheeseburger Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 398 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 156mg52%
Sodium 966mg42%
Potassium 536mg15%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 506IU10%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 347mg35%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
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