Mini-Cheese Stuffed Meatloaves
Use the original recipe for Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf.
Changing the following ingredients:
Substitute 3 mozzarella cheese sticks for the 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella. Cut each stick in half.
Divide meat mixture into 6 parts.
Flatten out a bit and place one half cheese stick in the middle.
Roll meat mixture around the stick. Making sure to seal all ends well.
Place on cookie sheet.
Return to oven and bake 10 more minutes.
The finished product. It actually turned out really well. The cheese stayed on the inside and the kids loved having their "own" loaf. We served it over lightly buttered noodles.
There are a couple of things I will do different next time though:
1. Separate the meat mixture into 7 or 8 loaves. The loaves were a little big for my kids.
2. Use a 13 x 9 casserole dish to bake in. (That is if the loaves will all fit.)
It will make it easier with the sauce.
3. I used light mozzarella sticks and next time will use the real deal. The light cheese does not melt as well.
Other than that it was a hit and I will be making it this way again. MMMMM...I think it would make a great freezer meal.