Ribbon Meatloaf recipe
This family favorite recipe gets a pungent twist with a ribbon of blue cheese going through this savory meat loaf.
  • Makes: 6-8 servings
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Intermediate

  • Recipe From: Tennessee Home & 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

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  1. For cheese filling, combine egg white and water; toss lightly with breadcrumbs and cheese. Set aside.
  2. Preheat 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 one hour and 30 minutes.

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. I usually make this with blue cheese or gorgonzola cheese. I am thinking about using a brie cheese. How do you think that would work?

  2. We’ve never tested it that way but it should probably work! Let us know how it turns out if you try!


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