Pepperoni Cheddar Meatloaf
- serves 6
A baked, beefy meatloaf with a pepperoni sausage in the middle and topped with a homemade glaze. This recipe also features a number of suggested variations and twists!
2 lb(s) ground beef
1 onion, grated
1 heads finely minced garlic cloves
1 cup large flake oatmeal
½ cup milk
1 cup aged cheddar cheese, cubed into small 1/2-inch chunks
4 Tbsp oregano
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 250 g stick pepperoniGlaze
½ cup ketchup
¼ cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp your favourite hot sauce
1. Preheat your oven to 375ºF and turn on your convection fan if you have one.
2. In a small bowl, pour the milk over the oatmeal and let them stand for 10 minutes. In a large bowl mix the ground beef, onion, garlic, eggs, oregano, salt and pepper. Work in the cheese and the oatmeal mixture.Glaze
1. Line a baking tray with parchment, tinfoil or a non-stick baking mat then freeform the meatloaf into a mound. Work the pepperoni stick into the center, surrounding it evenly with the meatloaf. Whisk together the glaze ingredients and pour or brush over the entire surface of the meatloaf. Bake until cooked through and delicious, 45 to 50 minutes. Slice, serve and share.
2. Alternate Twists & Serving Ideas: Shape the mixture into large meatballs and place them on a parchment lined baking tray. Brush each meatball with glaze and bake until cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes.