Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf

Indulge your taste buds in a symphony of flavors with our tantalizing Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf. This innovative twist on a classic dish brings together the savory goodness of a traditional meatloaf with the iconic flavors of a Philly cheesesteak. Perfect for a cozy family dinner or a special gathering with friends, this recipe is sure to impress even the most discerning palates.

History

The Philly cheesesteak sandwich has long been a beloved staple in American cuisine, originating from the city of Philadelphia in the early 20th century. Traditionally, it consists of thinly sliced steak, onions, and melted cheese, all served on a hoagie roll. Over the years, this iconic sandwich has inspired countless variations, including our mouthwatering Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf. By infusing the essence of a classic cheesesteak into a hearty meatloaf, we’ve created a dish that pays homage to tradition while offering a unique and delicious twist.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup cheese whiz (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs (gluten-free for gluten-free option)
  • 4 ounces provolone cheese, diced
  • 8 slices provolone cheese

Instructions

Preparing the Vegetable Mixture

  1. Sauté Vegetables: Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add diced onion, green bell pepper, and mushrooms. Sauté until tender, approximately 7-10 minutes.
  2. Add Garlic: Stir in chopped garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and set aside.

Mixing the Meatloaf

  1. Combine Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, salt, pepper, cheese whiz (if using), Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, eggs, panko breadcrumbs, and the cooked vegetable mixture. Mix until well combined.
  2. Form Loaf: Place half of the meat mixture in a greased baking dish. Create a well in the center and add diced provolone cheese. Top with the remaining meat mixture, ensuring the cheese is completely covered.
  3. Shape Loaf: Use your hands to shape the mixture into a loaf shape, making sure to seal the edges tightly.

Baking the Meatloaf

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Bake: Place the meatloaf on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until cooked through and golden brown.
  3. Add Provolone Topping: Remove the meatloaf from the oven and arrange the provolone cheese slices on top. Return to the oven and broil for an additional 2-4 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Serving

  1. Rest: Allow the meatloaf to rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  2. Slice: Slice the meatloaf into thick, hearty portions.
  3. Serve: Plate the slices of meatloaf and garnish with your favorite toppings, such as additional cheese, sliced peppers, or a drizzle of Worcestershire sauce.

Conclusion

With its irresistible blend of flavors and comforting appeal, our Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf is a culinary masterpiece that is sure to delight your taste buds and impress your guests. Whether enjoyed as a cozy weeknight dinner or a standout dish at your next gathering, this recipe is guaranteed to become a favorite in your kitchen.

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