I am not usually one to jump up and down with excitement at the idea of meatloaf. I know that it's hearty, it's healthy (usually) and generally viewed as an "easy to make" dinner, however I have often found it to be lacking in the flavor department. One might even say "boring". That being said, I admit I haven't really tried very hard to add flavor to it either. Instead I have simply put meatloaf into that list of things that I do not enjoy eating.
HOWEVER.... this one looks & sounds tasty. I haven't yet tried it and I'm sure you could jazz it up with more flavors and spices etc as well to make it taste even better, but I wanted to share it with you all anyway.
Goat Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf
Courtesy of Planet Organic November Newsletter
Preheat oven to 350 F, prepare a 9 x 5 loaf pan.
1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup breadcrumbs (I would use Kinnikinick panko style bread crumbs)
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce (I use Heinz Brand, it's gluten free)
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 package Goat Cheese (100 grams)
1 tbsp butter, softened
2 tbsp ketchup or tomato paste
Now, although these ingredient are my own additions. I am imagining that they would jazz it up and make it even more flavorful. But remember these are not tried and tested yet. Just my own musings so far.
I would add also:
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tsp Italian Seasoning
1) Mix all ingredients together (except cheese, butter and ketchup/tomato paste). Do not over mix. Pat meat mixture into rectangle (about 10' square) on a piece of plastic wrap or aluminum foil. To prepare goat cheese, put into a small bowl and mix into a smooth paste with 1 tbsp of butter. Spread the goat cheese mixture across the top of the meat mixture in a neat stripe (approximately 3" from the top).
2) Roll like a giant sushi roll (don't get the foil caught in the roll) Gently place in the loaf pan. Mix butter, ketchup/tomato paste together and spread a thin layer on top of the loaf.
3) Bake at 350F for 45 minutes - 1 hour.
Yields 6 servings.
I am eager to hear if others have tried this recipe and what you think of it. It is on my list of new recipes to try, but as said before, I just haven't had a chance yet to try this one.