Cheesy Meat Loaf

Cheesy Meat Loaf

Cheesy Meat Loaf is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 10.
  • y_2017, m_11, d_20, h_4
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.3
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_10
  • loc_en_US, sid_recipe.cheesy-meat-loaf, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_williamssonoma
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-4.0.0
  • CLOUD, getAggregateRating, 162ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 80 minutes
Servings: 8
This meat loaf includes a delicious surprise: Cubes of mozzarella cheese are blended into the meat mixture, while shredded cheese is combined with bread crumbs and herbs to create a sublime topping. Your hands are the best tool for mixing the ground beef and other ingredients; be careful not to overmix, as the meat loaf can become too dense.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 carrots, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 2 celery stalks, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/2 oz. dried wild mushrooms, soaked in 1 cup hot water,
      chopped, soaking liquid reserved
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 1/4 cups fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbs. plus 1/4 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded, plus 6 oz., cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 lb. ground beef (80% lean)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp. minced fresh thyme
  • Mashed potatoes for serving

Directions:

Position a rack in the lower third of an oven and preheat to 350°F. Coat the bottom of a roasting pan with 1 Tbs. of the oil.

In a deep sauté pan over medium-high heat, warm 2 Tbs. of the olive oil. Add the carrots, celery and onion and sauté until tender and starting to caramelize, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the mushrooms and garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Let cool for 10 minutes.

In a bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups of the bread crumbs and 1/3 cup of the mushroom soaking liquid and soak for 5 minutes. In another bowl, combine the remaining 3/4 cup bread crumbs, the 1 Tbs. parsley, the remaining 1 Tbs. olive oil, shredded cheese, salt and pepper.

In a large bowl, using your hands, gently mix together the ground beef, soaked bread crumbs, vegetable mixture, eggs, the 1/4 cup parsley, thyme, cubed cheese, salt and pepper. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and shape into a 10-by-5-inch loaf. Cover the top and sides of the meat loaf with the cheese-bread crumb mixture.

Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the meat loaf registers 165°F, about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Let the meat loaf rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with mashed potatoes. Serves 8.

Williams-Sonoma Kitchen
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My daughter's favorite If I want a visit from my college-aged daughter, all I have to do is offer to prepare Cheesy Meat Loaf and she will get here. It does take a long time to make but it is excellent. Served at a dinner party recently and the guests loved it. I usually add a few extra veggies.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from WHERE'S THE BEEF? Sadly, this turned out to be more of a peculiar cheesy, breaded, sad excuse of a meatloaf-looking thing lacking in the MEATINESS of a straightforward simple real meatloaf with real meat taste. Some things are best without undue complications.
Date published: 2016-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT! This is a phenomenal recipe for meatloaf. The only negative is that it is time consuming! Fortunately, well worth the wait. This meatloaf was sincerely mouth watering. Will be making it again and again and again. A gourmet version good enough for special company.
Date published: 2016-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We LOVED IT! Absolutely LOVED this meatloaf. I would make it my go to meatloaf recipe if it weren't so time consuming. I will make this again soon, when I have the time on my hands. So good!
Date published: 2014-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just had it at a friends house... We were at a dinner party recently and the hostess made this meatloaf. It was wonderful....she paired it with sliced roasted potatoes and green beans w/bacon. Wonderful! I immediately looked this up to make it for my family. You will not be disappointed!
Date published: 2013-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family favorite I have made this four times and it always gets rave reviews. It also looks exactly as pictured. Terrific recipe!
Date published: 2012-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from T E R R I F I C!!! This dish is delicious! This is the first time I ever made meatloaf and I loved it. My husband doesn't even like meatloaf but he loved this one :) Highly recommend making this dish. Yummy!
Date published: 2012-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Julia Childs would have loved this Meatloaf! This recipe is AMAZING!!! I tried it casually and even my fussy husband loved it! I have made it with and without the mushrooms and even subsituted ground turkey--all a great success. I pair it with mac and cheese using the mac/cheese starter jar from WS which was an amazing find for me this year--how can a jar of anything be good but I swear its incredible! I top the mac and cheese with panko and crumbled frenches onion rings!
Date published: 2012-10-19
  • y_2017, m_11, d_20, h_4
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.3
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_10
  • loc_en_US, sid_recipe.cheesy-meat-loaf, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_williamssonoma
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-4.0.0
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 76ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT