My carnivore hubby loves meatloaf. So when he asked if we could have meatloaf with my garlic mashed potatoes, how could I refuse?
I wanted to do something different than my Mini Meat Loaves from Fool a Carnivore. I was determined to create a dish that looked more like “real meatloaf”. Since meat analogue products aren’t going to bake like “real meat”, I decided to use the individual loaf pans that I make banana bread or cranberry nut bread in for gift giving.
The trouble was – how could I make sure that the center of the loaf would get cooked? Eureka! By spreading my meatloaf mixture flat on waxed paper, dividing the mixture in quarters, rolling each quarter around a large rectangular chunk of Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar, before stuffing it in the individual loaf pan, I solved my problem and created a seriously tasty meatless meatloaf. I was also able to completely eliminate the step of browning them in oil before popping them in the oven, which saved time and calories.
I’ve classified this as a Weekend Meal only because it takes 40-45 minutes to bake – not because it is complicated or time consuming. In fact, I think it would be a good choice for fooling your carnivore on Meatless Mondays.
When we sliced the baked meatloaf and saw the luscious warm Cheddar innards, I knew that I had discovered a variation that we’d be making often. This new recipe is so good, I’ve reserved it for my newsletter subscribers. Want to get the recipe? Just click on the link on the left and The Good, the Bad, and the Not So Tasty (my special report on the best and worst in meat analogues) will come your way, along with exclusive content like the recipe for my delicious Cheddar-Stuffed Meatloaf.