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Grilled & Stuffed Mini Meat Loaves

I’m a huge fan of meat loaf

I mean it is so versatile that you could almost eat it everyday and never have two that are the same

Once you try this version I know your going to love it

  Not only are we making it a personal sized meat loaf, we are going to stuff it with cheese and grill it

We are going to use 3 pounds of ground turkey

Feel free to use ground beef or pork or even a mix

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Lets start with 5 slices of bacon and 1 onion

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Peel and chop the onion and chop the bacon

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Place the onion and bacon in a pan over medium heat

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Cook 6-8 minutes stirring occasionally until the bacon has rendered down and the onions start to caramelize

Using a slotted spoon remove to a bowl and set aside

Allow to cool

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Next we will need 3 eggs whisked, 1 cup of bread crumb (plus more if needed), 1/4 cup of ketchup, 2 tablespoons of dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce and 1 teaspoon each of kosher salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder

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Add all the ingredients to the ground meat

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Add in the cooked onion and bacon

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Using your hands gently mix together until well combined

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Now for the best part

We are going to add cheese

  We used mozzarella because it is going to melt nicely and become gooey and delicious

Cut an 8 ounce block into 1/2 inch slices

I’m using a 1 cup measure for each meatloaf

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Dump the meat mixture into one hand

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Flatten the meat mixture out into and oval pattie

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Push a slice of cheese into the pattie lengthwise and fold the sides up around the cheese

Ensure that all the cheese is covered by meat

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Line a sheet pan with parchment paper that has been sprayed with cooking oil

Place the formed loaves (this yielded 8) on the parchment paper and spray the tops with some more cooking oil

Sprinkle the loaves with kosher salt and ground black pepper

Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes

This will help them stay together on the grill

You can also do this a day ahead

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While the meat loaves are chilling out lets make a glaze

We will need 1 cup of ketchup, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce and 1/2 teaspoon each of kosher salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder

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Place all the ingredients in a bowl

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Whisk until combined

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Preheat your grill to around 350 F

Place the loaves over indirect heat and cook 10 minutes

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After the first 10 minutes are up, turn (not flip) your loaves to produce those nice hash marks and cook another 6 minutes

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Next, flip them

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Apply the glaze and cook another 6-8 minutes or until cooked through

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Allow them to rest a few minutes before serving and watch them disappear!

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Enjoy!!!

Simply Sundays! ~ Grilled & Stuffed Mini Meat Loaves

  • Servings: 4-8
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Ingredients

3 pounds of ground turkey

5 slices of bacon

1 onion

3 large eggs, whisked

1 cup of bread crumb (more if needed)

1/4 cup of ketchup

2 tablespoons of dijon mustard

1 tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce

1 teaspoon each of kosher salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder

For the Glaze

1 cup of ketchup

2 tablespoons of brown sugar

1 tablespoon of dijon mustard

1 tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce

1/2 teaspoon each of kosher salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder

Directions

Place the ground turkey in a large bowl.  Peel and chop 1 onion and chop 5 slices of bacon.  Add the bacon and onions to a pan over medium heat.  Cook 6-8 minutes stirring occasionally until the bacon has rendered down and the onions start to caramelize.  Using a slotted spoon remove to a bowl and set aside.  Allow to cool

To the meat add in 3 large eggs whisked, 1 cup of bread crumb (plus more if needed), 1/4 cup of ketchup, 2 tablespoons of dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce and 1 teaspoon each of kosher salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.  Add in the cooked onions and bacon

Using your hands gently mix together until well combined.  If the meat doesn’t bind, you can add a little more bread crumbs

Slice an 8 ounce block of mozzarella into 1/2 inch thick slices. Take 1 cup of the meat mixture into your hand.  Flatten the meat mixture out into and oval pattie.    Push a slice of cheese into the pattie lengthwise and fold the sides up around the cheese.  Ensure that all the cheese is covered by meat

Line a sheet pan with parchment paper that has been sprayed with cooking oil.  Place the formed loaves (this yielded 8) on the parchment paper and spray the tops with some more cooking oil.  Sprinkle the loaves with kosher salt and ground black pepper.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.  This will help them stay together on the grill.  You can also do this a day ahead

In a bowl combine 1 cup of ketchup, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce and 1/2 teaspoon each of kosher salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.  Whisk together

Preheat your grill to around 350 F.  Place the loaves over indirect heat and cook 10 minutes.  After the first 10 minutes are up, turn (not flip) your loaves to produce those nice hash marks and cook another 6 minutes.  Next flip them.  Apply the glaze and cook another 6-8 minutes or until cooked through

Allow them to rest a few minutes before serving

Tool used to make this recipe

Architec Carving Board, Gripperwood

Pyrex Mixing Bowl

Wilton 3 Piece Cookie Sheet Set

OXO Good Grips Balloon Whisk

Royal Classique 10 Piece Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons Set with Silicone Handles

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