It seems to often be the case that the most comforting foods are the ones that lean in a retro or nostalgic direction, and these Stuffed Meatloaf Slices definitely fit into that category. They’re a unique way to go about a meatloaf dinner and they have a decidedly 1950s feel with a beefy, savory flavor that’s accompanied by a creamy mashed potato filling. (But it’s not just mashed potatoes… no way. It’s so much more.)
Usually when you see a stuffed meatloaf, it’s actually a meatloaf with filling in the center. This, I suppose, isn’t really a meatloaf at all… rather, it’s a meatloaf mixture that’s flattened out, lined with filling, and then rolled up into a spiral and sliced before it heads into the oven. It’s a nice way to go about it, because you get browning on each portion. (Don’t worry, the slices stay plenty moist.)
And the filling? Well, that’s made up of mashed potatoes – which go perfectly with meatloaf – and a surprising combination of chopped hard-boiled eggs, Miracle Whip, Parmesan cheese, celery, and green onion. It doesn’t sound like it’s going to work, but it just does. It’s creamy with a little piquant crunch.
Now, I’m not the biggest Miracle Whip fan but it works especially well in the sauce you serve alongside this, where it’s mixed simply with some milk and green onion. While I usually find the stuff a bit too sweet, here it just balances out the savory beef and salty mashed potatoes perfectly.
Stuffed Meatloaf Slices
10m prep time
30m cook time
For the meatloaf:
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 1/4 lb ground beef
For the filling:
- 2 cups mashed potatoes
- 2 large hardboiled eggs, chopped
- 1/2 cup Miracle whip
- 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1/4 cup celery, chopped
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
For the sauce:
- 1/2 cup Miracle Whip
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 green onion, sliced
- In a large bowl, combine beaten egg, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, and ground beef. Mix lightly but thoroughly.
- Lay out a large sheet of aluminum foil and pat mixture out onto foil in a 8x14-inch rectangle.
- In a separate bowl, mix together filling ingredients - mashed potatoes, hardboiled eggs, Miracle whip, Parmesan cheese, celery, green onion, salt, ground mustard, and black pepper. Spread over meatloaf mixture to within 1-inch of edges.
- Roll up meatloaf jelly roll style, starting with short side, but do not roll up foil. Press seam and ends to seal and place on a plate. Cover and chill overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Cut roll into 6 slices and place slices on a wire rack on a pan, cut side up. Bake until a thermometer reads 160°F, about 30-35 minutes.
- In a small bowl, mix together sauce ingredients - Miracle Whip, milk, and green onion and serve over meatloaf.
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.