Meatloaf-Philly Cheesecake Style

            Do you remember the days when meatloaf was the dreaded meal of the week? Our mother’s made it using the leftovers from the week and it always tasted dreadful. That was the way of saving money back then.  Now, meatloaf is no longer dreadful. So many recipes have come out that allow you to play around with the ingredients and make it taste wonderful! I have always loved meatloaf, except the leftover type.

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I recently came across a Sweet and Sour meatloaf at a friend’s home. I have been trying to replicate that recipe ever since. That is one of those recipes they will not share. It had been passed down in the family and is a secret. So, all I can do is continue trying to make it the same way.

Anyway, this recipe is one of those that was developed to get people liking meatloaf. It is a combination of a Philly Cheese Steak and comforting meatloaf. It partially came from a stuffed meatloaf, with spinach and mozzarella and then a big craving for an original Philly sandwich.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I freeze the meatloaf?

Tightly wrapped in plastic wrap and then foil will keep the meatloaf good for up to 1 month in the freezer.

What can I do with leftovers?

If you have any left, keep it in a tightly closed container in the refrigerator and it can be used for sandwiches, seared in hot butter and served with mashed potatoes and gravy.

Can I use different cheeses?

Yes, there are many people who do not like Provolone cheese. Feel free to use mozzarella or even cheddar cheese.

What ingredients do you need for Meatloaf-Philly Cheesecake Style

1 large onion chopped

1 large green pepper, chopped into small pieces

¼ cup Worcestershire sauce

1 tbsp olive oil

2 large eggs

2 pounds ground beef, lean

1 cup Panko bread crumbs

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

Salt and pepper to taste

1 cup shredded provolone cheese

How to make Meatloaf-Philly Cheesecake Style

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350*

Heat oil in the skillet and saute green pepper and onion

SECOND STEP:

Place the peppers and onion into a bowl, add the milk and the ground beef, bread crumbs and seasonings

Mix together with your hands until well incorporated

THIRD STEP:

Grease bottom and sides of a loaf pan

Add one half of the meat mix and top with 4 slices of cheese

FOURTH STEP:

Put the remaining meat mix on top of the cheese

Bake for 30 minutes

FIFTH STEP:

Remove from oven and add remaining cheese on top

Bake for an additional 15 minutes, until the cheese melts and bubbles.

Set to side and let rest before slicing

Enjoy!

Meatloaf-Philly Cheesecake Style

Meatloaf-Philly Cheesecake Style

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped into small pieces
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 pounds ground beef, lean
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded provolone cheese

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350*

Heat oil in the skillet and saute green pepper and onion

SECOND STEP:

Place the peppers and onion into a bowl, add the milk and the ground beef, bread crumbs and seasonings

Mix together with your hands until well incorporated

THIRD STEP:

Grease bottom and sides of a loaf pan

Add one half of the meat mix and top with 4 slices of cheese

FOURTH STEP:

Put the remaining meat mix on top of the cheese

Bake for 30 minutes

FIFTH STEP:

Remove from oven and add remaining cheese on top

Bake for an additional 15 minutes, until the cheese melts and bubbles.

Set to side and let rest before slicing

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 10gSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 340gSugar: 20gProtein: 14g