Good down home cooking... just about every household has it's own meatloaf recipes. The possibilities are endless. This is a good basic recipe with a twist at the end. Yeah, I know I can never leave well enough alone!
2 pounds ground chuck
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon mustard
2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix
1 cups Italian-style dried bread crumbs
salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
Place in the center...
1 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cup bacon pieces
Add a sprinkle of basil, garlic powder and pepper
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Mix meatloaf ingredients in a large bowl. Place half in a loaf pan or bread pan. Make a trench in the center and place cheddar cheese and bacon inside. Cover with the other half of the meat mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes.
Remove meatloaf from oven at 40 minutes... drain off an oil/juice standing in pan and top with 1/4 cup of Parmesan Cheese. Return to oven for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden brown.