Monday, September 6, 2010

Pepper Jack Meatloaf

I tried a new recipe tonight that I thought I'd share with you.  First of all, it's from "Taste of Home 5-10-20" cookbook.  All recipes either take 5 ingredients, 10 minute prep, or 20 minutes to the table.  My mom got it for me for Mother's Day and I've got a ton of recipes flagged to try.  There are a lot of pictures and the whole idea of the cookbook is right up my alley - good, homemade food that doesn't take all day to prepare.

Pepper Jack Meatloaf
1 egg
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1-1/2 lbs ground beef
1 cup grated pepper jack cheese

-Combine egg, bread crumbs, onion, salt and pepper.  Add beef and mix well. 
-Press half of the beef mixture in a greased 8x4x2 inch loaf pan on the bottom and sides.
-Sprinkle 3/4 cups cheese over the meat.
-Pat remaining beef mixture over cheese.

Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes until beef is no longer pink and meat is 160 degrees.  Sprinkle remaining cheese and bake 5 minutes more.  Let stand 10 minutes before serving.  Serve with salsa if desired.

Here's my in-process pic, before I added the top layer of beef.

All done!

Here's my plate before I devoured it.  It was so good!

So, Erin's review is that it was a delicious and simple recipe that took minimal work on my part and my family LOVED it!


  1. I am totally making that for dinner tonight! Perfect for this rainy day!

  2. Nummy!!! Looks good and I can't wait to try it!

  3. I am SO trying this sometime soon! You had me at pepper jack cheese...:)