This was completely one of those end of the month, what do I have in the fridge and don't have to buy type of meals. And yes, meatloaf. It's not exactly exciting or life changing, but neither is staring into a mostly empty fridge with a mostly empty bank account. It can be dressed up any number of ways and mostly with non-perishable items, which means that if you have a well-stocked pantry, a condiment or 2 and a good number of herbs and spices, you too can make a delicious meatloaf. It's also a no brainer meal. Sure you can get creative in any number of ways but mostly it's just seasoned meat, topped with a sauce and thrown in the oven.
Cheesy Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf
1 lb. ground white turkey
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. crushed rosemary
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 c. shredded cheese of choice (cheddar, monterey jack, mozzarella are all good)
1 c. ketchup
1 Tbl. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. chili powder
1. tsp paprika (smoked is especially nice if you have it)
1 Tbl. shredded cheese
1 c. panko breadcrumbs
1. Pre-heat oven to 350. In a bowl mix together the meat, herbs, salt, pepper and egg. Cut out a large sheet of plastic wrap and lay on the counter. Pat out the meat mixture on the plastic wrap until it's a rectangle a little less than 1" thick.
2. Spread cheese over the meat, leaving a 1" border all around. Carefully roll up and place into a baking dish. In a seperate bowl, combine the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder and paprika. Top the meat evenly with the glaze.
3. On top of that sprinkle the cheese and then the breadcrumbs. Bake for 1 hr or until internal temp registers 160 and if top is not golden turn on the broiler for 1-2 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes and then serve.