This Stuffed meatloaf recipe is my twist on a classic staple. A flavorful chunk of ground meat is stuffed with spinach and eggs, rolled in black sesame seeds and baked to perfection. This easy meatloaf is juicy, delicious and perfect for holidays, special occasions or Sunday dinners!
Easy Meatloaf recipe
This meatloaf looks very festive and is loaded with so many flavors. The recipe has become viral among our friends and relatives. I have been asked so many times how to make this stuffed meatloaf. So finally I am sharing our family favorite meatloaf recipe. It is easier to make than my classic Meatloaf recipe.
Ingredients for Stuffed Meatloaf
Panko bread crumbs: To make sure your meatloaf is tender and doesn’t fall apart, you need to use breadcrumbs. Soak them in milk until they become soggy. Once they are soggy, mix with other meatloaf ingredients.
Milk: It adds the needed moisture to the meatloaf. For a dairy- free version, use low sodium beef stock, non-dairy milk or water.
Ground beef: What kind of meat is best for meatloaf? Use 70-75 % lean beef. Very lean meat will make your meatloaf dry. On the other hand, a fattier beef will produce lot of grease. So the perfect choice is a lean chunk of beef.
Medium onion and garlic cloves: You can add them raw or sauté in olive oil like in my Best Meatloaf recipe before adding to the meatloaf. Sautéing helps veggies release more of their moisture.
Parmesan cheese: The recipe calls for Parmesan cheese, but you can use any hard cheese (Cheddar, Emmental, Grana Padano, Gruyère , Provolone..)
Fresh dill leaves: If you don’t like dill, use parsley or cilantro.
Large eggs: Do you have to put egg in meatloaf? YES!!! Don’t skip it. They work as a binder and help meatloaf to hold its shape.
Worcestershire sauce: It adds so much flavor to the meatloaf.
Dijon mustard: The recipe calls for Dijon mustard, but even regular yellow mustard will work well.
Black pepper & Salt
Spinach Stuffed Meatloaf
What can be better than meatloaf? Only stuffed meatloaf! Spinach and egg stuffing turns an ordinary meatloaf into a new, healthy and delicious meal! The middle of this meatloaf is stuffed with sautéed spinach and eggs. Spinach keeps the meatloaf moist.
How to cook spinach for this meatloaf?
• Sauté spinach: In a large frying pan heat 1 tbsp. of olive oil, add spinach and cook for about 1-2 minutes, turning from time to time. Allow to cool completely, then squeeze extra liquid with your hands and chop.
• Wilt spinach: Wash spinach. Put in the large saucepan (without any oil), cover and cook for 1-2 minutes, turning frequently. Let spinach cool completely. Squeeze liquid and chop.
SESAME CRUSTED MEATLOAF
Black sesame seeds create a perfect thick crust that complements to the meatloaf so well and it also helps to retain the meatloaf’s moisture. Both black and white sesame seeds or even the combination of both will work well.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COOK A 2 LB MEATLOAF?
I baked this stuffed meatloaf for 1 hour at 400°F / 200°C, uncovered. After baking, allow meatloaf rest for 10 minutes before slicing it. It tends to crumble and fall apart if it is hot.
400°F / 200°C = 1 hour.
375°/ 190° C =1 hour 5 minutes.
350°/175° C = 1 hour 15 minutes.
How to store meatloaf?
You can store it in an airtight container for 4-5 days in the fridge or wrap individual slices with plastic wrap, then transfer to a freezer bag/zip log bag and freeze up to 1 months.
Other Beef Recipes:
- Classic Meatloaf recipe
- Beef Stroganoff
- Russian Lazy Pelmeni
- Swedish Meatballs
- Philly Cheese steak
- Mongolian Beef
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