Cheese Stuffed Meat Loaf

Cheese Stuffed Meat Loaf

Sliced provolone cheese is layered in the middle of the meat loaf for an ooey-gooey surprise with each bite. Progresso® Vegetable Classics French onion soup makes this meat loaf extra-moist and delicious.

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cup gluten-free white rice flour cracker crumbs (from 4.4 oz box crackers)
can (18 oz) Progresso® Vegetable Classics French onion soup
1 1/2
lb extra-lean (at least 93%) ground beef
teaspoon salt
teaspoon thyme leaves
teaspoon pepper
slices (1 1/2 oz each) provolone cheese
Hot cooked mashed potatoes, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir cracker crumbs and 1 cup of the soup until well mixed; let stand 10 minutes.
  2. Add beef, salt, thyme, pepper and egg to cracker crumb mixture until well mixed. Spread half of beef mixture into ungreased 8x4-or 9x5- inch loaf pan. Cut 3 slices of the cheese into 1/2-inch strips. Arrange strips in center of loaf to within 1/2-inch of sides and ends of pan. Top cheese with remaining beef mixture covering completely to sides of pan.
  3. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in center of loaf. Bake uncovered 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until beef is no longer pink in center and thermometer reads 160°F. Arrange remaining cheese slices, overlapping, on top of meat loaf. Top cheese with 1/4 cup of the remaining soup (making sure to get onion pieces). Bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes; remove from pan. Heat remaining soup until hot, serve with meat loaf and potatoes.
Makes 6 servings
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Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 serving)
  • Calories 380
    • (Calories from Fat 190),
  • Total Fat 22g
    • (Saturated Fat 11g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 125mg;
  • Sodium 1160mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 10g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 35g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 4 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.