Monday, January 2, 2012

Cheeseburger Meatloaf

I have made this Cheeseburger Meatloaf (based on the recipe from Quick Cooking) several times for Todd but this time I decided to make it with ground turkey... because that's what we had. I also doubled the recipe because, hey, I'm cooking for Todd and I want leftovers! Looks delicious, right? Well it is and you should try it!

Here is the recipe for one. If you have big eaters or cheeseburger lovers in your house, you might want to make two. Or three.

And interested in that yummy looking side of veggies? You can get the recipe here for Vamped Up Veggies.

  • 1/2 c ketchup, divided (I doubled the amount of ketchup)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp onion powder (I used dehydrated onion)
  • 1 lb beef (I used turkey, and more like 1.5 lbs)
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 6-10 slices American cheese


1. Preheat the oven to 350*. 

2. In a medium bowl, combine the meat, 1/4 c ketchup, egg, bread crumbs, onion powder and mustard. You can either use your hands (clean ones!) or a spatula. Mix until just combined; do not squish! (Tempting though...)

3. Dump the meatloaf mixture onto a sheet of wax paper. Looks gross, right?

4. Flatten the meatloaf mixture until it is a fairly flat rectangle. (See all my finger marks?) Mine is so wide because I doubled the recipe.

5. Place your cheese on the meatloaf mixture. I used 6 slices but remember that this is doubled. Obviously, the more cheese you use, the cheesier it will be. So if you are a cheese lover, go for it.

6. Take the edge of the wax paper furthest from you and start to roll it towards you. Keep rolling until you get a log like this. (Don't roll the wax paper in!) Mine came out extra long because I have enough for two loaves. I cut mine in half, one for each loaf pan. If you are doing one batch, you should have a shorter one.

 7. Carefully place into a greased loaf pan. You may need to use a wide spatula to help you transfer it into the pan.

 8. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160*. Actually, my meat still looked a little pink but I think it was because I doubled the amount of ketchup. And used turkey. (Don't worry, it was cooked. I used a thermometer!)

9. Take 2 slices of cheese and cut it in half on a diagonal so that you get two triangles. Layer them on top and put back in the oven for just 2 minutes so that it gets a little melty. And voila! Amazing cheeseburger meatloaf.


  1. My family LOVES meatloaf, this is on my next meal planning list. Thank you!

  2. Hey, just wanted to let you know I made this for supper last night. Success!! I need to make 2 batches of it next time. It was gone as soon as it touched their plates. Thanks for the recipe! I shared it on my facebook page also. :o)
    Keep up the good work! Yummo :o)

  3. @Jen @ Craftincowgirl
    Thanks for the comment and for the publicity on your FB page! What a great idea!

  4. Thanks for this recipe, it looks so very yummy! Pinned!
    Selene @


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