Mozzarella Stuffed Meat Loaf with Mashed Cinnamon Sweet Potatos

Good Morning and Happy Weekend! I am sipping my pumpkin coffee enjoying a beautiful overcast Saturday morning. We haven’t had an overcast day in quite some time so it makes for a perfect lazy Saturday morning!

Last night I tried a new recipe and it turned out as yumoso as I had hoped for! The other day my friend and I were sitting here enjoying some coffee before our walk and we quickly caught a glimpse on TV of  what looked like a very yummy idea. There was a lady on TV making cheese stuffed meat loaf of some sort. Now that is pretty much all we caught but it was enough to make me go with it! I love cheese and I love meat so that was all I needed! Here is the recipe for me latest creation!

 

Ingredients:

2.25 lbs of ground beef ( I used lean)

1 cup of dry italian bread crumbs

1 slice of wheat bread pulled apart into little chunks

2 eggs

3/4 cups milk

1 tsp salt

3 tbsp of dry parsley flakes

1 small onion diced

1/4 cup of shredded carrots

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tbsp worcestershire sauce

8 oz of part skim mozzarella cheese sliced into chunks

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix all ingredients together. Now I usually make my meat loaf in a loaf pan however I didn’t with this one because it has to be spread out and stuffed with cheese. So I baked it on a rectangular baking stone and it worked great! When your mixture is mixed well and evenly spread it out on a cutting board or flat surface, kind of like you would do with a pie crust.

You want to get it spread enough so that you can lay the cheese in the middle  and have enough loaf to still wrap around it creating the “loaf”. After you put in the cheese and get the loaf together bake for an hour. I used lean ground beef so my loaf split open a little on the top as you can see in the pictures. Ground beef tends to split when cooking, especially the less fatty beef so you can use a fattier beef if desired.

Mashed cinnamon sweet potatos:

Peel and cut 3 large sweet potatos into chunks. Boil until soft. Add cinnamon and whipped butter and mix with a hand mixer until a smooth consistency.

I hope you try and enjoy this recipe!

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