Savory Cheesesteak Meatloaf


  • 1 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped small
  • 1/2 c whole milk
  • 1/2 c mushrooms chopped (optional)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 c bread crumbs regular, Italian style, or panko
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt & 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Adobo seasoning
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 slices of mozzarella or provolone cheese thick cut


  • Preheat Oven: Set your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Cook Vegetables: Heat olive oil in a skillet. Over medium heat. Add chopped onions and green peppers. And sauté until they are soft and tender.
  • Mix Ingredients: In a large bowl. Combine the cooked onions and peppers with ground beef, whole milk, mushrooms (if using), bread crumbs, egg, garlic powder, onion powder, Adobo seasoning, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well with your hands. Until everything is evenly incorporated.
  • Prepare Loaf Pan: Grease a loaf pan with a little oil. Or non-stick spray. Place half of the meat mixture into the pan. Pressing to form an even layer.
  • Add Cheese: Lay four slices of cheese over the meat layer.
  • Add Remaining Meat: Cover the cheese with the remaining meat mixture. Pressing gently to seal the edges.
  • Bake: Place the loaf pan in the oven. And bake for 30 minutes.
  • Add More Cheese: Remove the pan from the oven. Add the remaining four slices of cheese on top. And return to the oven. Bake for another 10-15 minutes. Or until the cheese is melted. And slightly crispy.
  • Rest and Serve: Let the meatloaf rest. For a few minutes after baking before slicing. This helps the juices settle. And makes the meatloaf easier to cut.
  • Enjoy! Serve warm slices of your delicious cheesesteak meatloaf and enjoy!


If you’re looking to enjoy this Savory Cheesesteak Meatloaf. But need it to be gluten-free. Here’s a simple modification. To keep everything on track. Without compromising taste. Or texture. Substitute the regular bread crumbs. For a gluten-free alternative. Many stores offer gluten-free bread crumbs. That mimics the texture. And binding properties of traditional ones. Additionally, ensure your Worcestershire sauce is labeled gluten-free. As some brands may contain traces of gluten. With these tweaks. You’ll have a delicious, gluten-free meatloaf. That everyone can savor!
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