MEATLOAF... one of our family's favorite dinners. My husband and I are not crazy about the traditional meatloaf with sweet ketchup-y-ness to it, so here is the recipe I use:
1 lb ground beef
1 lb sausage
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1 small can tomato sauce
1 brick of mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
I chop the onion and cut the brick of cheese into 1/2" strips,
Mix all the ingredients, but the cheese in a casserole dish until evenly mixed. You can salt and pepper to taste, but I usually don't add either.
Form the meat mixture into the casserole with a depression in the middle.
Place the strips of cheese in the depression.
Fold over the remaining meat mixture making sure that the cheese is completely encased. (Otherwise you will have a cheese volcano when baking) Form it into a loaf shape.
Take a paper towel and wipe around the rim of your casserole dish to make it look neater and for easier clean up after baking.
Bake for 45 minutes, check doneness with a meat thermometer, ground meat should be at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
You can let it stand for about 5 minutes to let the cheese set, otherwise if you cut it open right away the cheese will ooze out, both options are yummy, just depends on your presentation preference.