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Meat Loaf Cordon Bleu

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours

Makes

10 servings

I'm a school counselor and a mother of one young child. Even with my busy schedule, I can make this in the morning and pop it into the oven when I get home. —Barb Jacobsen, Campbell, Nebraska
Meat Loaf Cordon Bleu Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 envelope meat loaf seasoning mix
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 8 thin slices fully cooked ham
  • 8 thin slices Swiss cheese
  • 1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together egg, meat loaf seasoning, tomato sauce and bread crumbs. Add ground beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. On a piece of waxed paper, pat meat mixture into an 18x9-in. rectangle. Top with layers of ham, cheese and mushrooms. Roll rectangle, jelly-roll style, starting from short side. Pinch edges to seal. Place seam side down in a shallow baking pan. Bake until no longer pink, about 1-1/4 hours. Let stand several minutes before slicing.

Can you freeze Meat Loaf Cordon Bleu?

Securely wrap and freeze cooled meat loaf in foil. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Unwrap meat loaf; reheat on a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan in a preheated 350° oven until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°.

Soft Bread Crumbs
To make soft bread crumbs, tear bread into pieces and place in a food processor or blender. Cover and pulse until crumbs form. One slice of bread yields 1/2 to 3/4 cup crumbs.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 287 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 659mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.

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