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Mini Meatloaves with Asiago Cheese

Mini Meatloaves with Asiago CheeseThe whole family will love these yummy miniature meatloaves, both topped and filled with asiago cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 pound very lean ground beef, such as ground round
2/3 cup tomato or pizza sauce
1 teaspoon dried basil
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
6 to 8 ounces Wisconsin Asiago cheese (or use Parmesan cheese)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Spray a 12-count muffin tin with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Mix all ingredients EXCEPT cheese in a large bowl.
  3. Form the mixture into 12 (2-inch) balls.
  4. Shred 4 ounces of the Asiago and set aside.
  5. Cut remaining Asiago into 12 cubes, approximately 1/2-inch square.
  6. Make a hole in top of each meatloaf ball and place one cheese cube inside. Reshape, covering cheese completely.
  7. Bake about 25 to 30 minutes or until done to your taste. Sprinkle the shredded Asiago over the meatloaves during last 3 minutes of cooking.
  8. Remove loaves from oven and remove immediately to a warm platter. Let sit 2 to 3 minutes before serving.

Makes 6 (2 mini meatloaf) servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.