Mini Meatloaves with Wisconsin Asiago Cheese

Mini Meatloaves with Wisconsin Asiago Cheese

Courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board 4 Servings • 15 Min. Prep Time • 25 Min. Cook Time

Ingredients

1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 lb. very lean ground beef, such as ground round
2/3 c. tomato or pizza sauce
1 tsp. dried basil
3/4 tsp. dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
6-8 oz. Wisconsin Asiago cheese

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a 12-compartment muffin tin with cooking spray. Set aside.

2. Mix all ingredients EXCEPT cheese in a large bowl. Form the mixture into 12 2-in. balls.

3. Shred 4 oz. of the Asiago and set aside. Cut remaining Asiago into 12 cubes, approximately 1/2 in. square. Make a hole in top of each meatloaf ball and place one cheese cube inside. Reshape, covering cheese completely.

4. Bake about 25-30 min. or until done to your taste. Sprinkle the shredded Asiago over the meatloaves during last 3 min. of cooking. Remove loaves from oven and remove immediately to a warm platter. Let sit 2-3 min. before serving.