Side Orders: Give meatloaf a delicious, cheesy center

Anne Braly

Meatloaf is pure comfort food, and there are so many ways to make it - from a simple ground beef and onion recipe to meat that's been stuffed with onions, peppers and other delicious ingredients.

photo Anne Braly

I've always heard of cheesy meatloaf and have added cheese to the mix, but it never seems to be enough. The cheese taste just never comes through. Recently, though, I tried a new recipe my sister emailed me that uses a whopping three cups of cheese. Rather than mixing it in with the ground beef and other ingredients, the ground beef is patted out and the cheese is scattered all over the top. Then it's rolled, so with each slice comes a gooey, wonderful cheesy center - almost like a cheeseburger, but oh so much better.