This recipe came from Ida, my mother-in-law. It's the absolute best way to have meatloaf. Individual "eggs" are much more appetizing to me than a slice of a big loaf. Plus they cook faster. Cheese oozes out the middle, and the ketchup-free recipe is a nice change to the usual. The flavor is really good. Serve these in a "puddle" of gravy and a "nest" of mashed potatoes. (We use prepared gravy mix and our food storage potatoes.)
Dinosaur Egg Meatloaf
1 lb lean ground beef 1 egg 3/4 C dried bread crumbs or crackers 3/4 C milk 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 clove garlic, pressed 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1 Tb grated onion 8 oz block of cheese cut in 8 rectangles
Preheat oven to 350. Combine all ingredients except cheese. Divide meat mixture into 8 parts. Shape each meat portion around a piece of cheese into egg shapes. Seal well so cheese doesn't seep out. Bake on greased cookie sheet for 30 min.