So a while back, I posted a meatloaf stuffed with cheese on the Zen Facebook page that people went nuts about–both because it looked great, but also because I missed some high-carb ingredients. Crackers! The horror! But it was stuffed with cheese and I thought that was an awesome idea, so I’ve been wanting to do something similar ever since.
I’ve made this a few times now and while it’s good, I don’t think the Pinwheel effect pleases me quite yet. I’m just not sure how much cheese I’d have to pile on there to make it noticeable and colorful in the finished product. It would probably end up being, like 29 kajillion and two calories a slice. (I know most of us don’t count calories, but no need to be ridiculous.)
So for now, I’m leaving the recipe like it is–plain ol’ low carb meatloaf with a taste surprise inside–and you can tweak it yourself if you’re so inclined. Despite the fact it’s not dramatic enough to suit the pink-haired chick in presentation, it does taste very good and got a thumbs-up from the Mr. Very filling. Goes great with some caulimash. Also? Bacon! Yum!
Obviously, you can use whatever topping you want or none at all, use whatever cheese you like, and in general tweak it however you generally do meatloaf!
You could also mix in crushed pork rinds to soak up some of the grease. Leaner hamburger will produce less grease, naturally. Or you can be lazy and just pour the grease off into a jar before serving like I did. Ha!
How do you like your meatloaf?
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