This family favorite recipe gets a pungent twist with a ribbon of blue cheese going through this savory meat loaf.

Yield: 6-8 servings

Difficulty Rating: Intermediate
Recipe From: Tennessee Home and Farm


Meat Loaf:

  • 3 slices soft bread, torn into small pieces
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 pound ground beef or veal
  • ½ pound ground lean pork
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ cup onion, minced
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon each of pepper, dry mustard, sage, and either celery salt or garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Cheese filling:

  • 1 egg white, slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 slices soft bread, torn into pieces
  • 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese or shredded cheddar cheese

Tips & Notes

Check ground beef labels for the lean (90%) to fat (10%) ratio. 93/7 ground beef is even leaner. You can also make your own whole wheat bread crumbs. Just pulse/process several pieces of whole wheat bread in a food processor until desired crumb texture is reached.



  1. For cheese filling, combine egg white and water; toss lightly with breadcrumbs and cheese. Set aside.
  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Stir together bread and milk; mix in remaining ingredients except filling.
  4. Pat one half of meat mixture in greased loaf pan. Cover with cheese filling. Top with remaining meat.
  5. Bake 1 hour, 30 minutes.
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