Cheesy Meat Loaf
This great tasting meat loaf makes a delicious sandwich the following day.
3 pounds lean ground beef
1 cup fresh bread crumbs
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
8 ounces Swiss cheese or extra sharp cheddar, grated (about 2 cups)
1/4 cup milk or beef broth
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons minced onion
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 tablespoons tomato paste (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet that has a rim or 13x9x2-inch baking dish with a couple of thickness of foil (for easier cleanup).
- Mush all the ingredients except the tomato paste together in a large bowl until well mixed. Mold the meat loaf mixture into a large, flattish mound in the center of the prepared pan. "Ice" the top with the optional tomato paste if you want.
- Bake the meat loaf for 1 1/2 hours, or until it is browned and cooked through. Serve it hot the first day and cold, in sandwiches, thereafter.
Makes 8 servings.