1 pound lean ground beef
3/4 cup dry bread crumbs or cracker crumbs
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon grated onion
8 ounces block or brick of cheese
Cut cheese into 8 rectangular pieces. Set aside.
Combine all ingredients except cheese. Mix well. Divide beef mixture into 8 equal
proportions. Shape meat around each piece of cheese and form into an egg shape. Be sure
cheese is completely encased by meat loaf. Place on greased cooking sheet. Bake at 350
degrees for about 30 minutes, or until cooked through. .
To serve, pour gravy on plate. Place a scoop of mashed potatoes on one side of gravy pool.
Using the back of a spoon press down center of potato mound to form a nest shape. Place
one mini meatloaf in each potato nest. Garnish with cooked thin carrot strips or other colorful
The surprise will come when the meatloaf is cut and reveals the melted cheese on the inside.