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Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf with Chorizo Flavorful chorizo mixed with ground beef makes this cheese stuffed meatloaf taste amazing! A perfect low carb dinner recipe!

a meatloaf filled with cheese on a wooden plank

This cheese stuffed meatloaf with chorizo will knock your tastebuds out with its amazing flavor! Using budget friendly chorizo with the beef really packs a flavor punch!  I have to say, I nearly fainted when I cut into this cheese stuffed meatloaf.  The melty cheese immediately started oozing out and just looked absolutely amazing!

Meatloaf is that classic American dinner that is so comforting and homey.  I can’t imagine a kid not growing up with memories of mom bringing meatloaf to the table with a big pile of mashed potatoes!  Use cauliflower mash now, of course.

This cheese stuffed meatloaf though.  It is to. die. for. and so easy on your wallet!  By using chorizo as a portion of the meat instead of all ground beef, we have brought down the cost a bit.  I’m all for that!

OMG look at that cheese!

Cheese stuffed meatloaf sliced in half

 

This cheese stuffed meatloaf was really the brainchild of having some chorizo in the fridge that needed to be used.  I had bought ground beef for meatloaf, but it wasn’t going to be this amazing meatloaf.  It was going to be boring meatloaf.  I am so glad I had that chorizo because this is seriously amazing and a new favorite!

 

cheese stuffed meatloaf sliced on a wooden cutting board

 

Let’s talk a minute about coconut flour.  I am trying to use it in recipes instead of almond flour because almond flour is so freaking expensive!  It is almost double the cost of coconut flour, plus, you use much less coconut flour in a recipe than you would almond flour.  I would encourage anyone to add a bag to your pantry.  It really goes a long way!

If you are looking for something in and out of the oven a little quicker, check out my recipe for Egg Roll in a Bowl with Shrimp and Pork or  Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice Casserole!

5 from 2 votes
cheese stuffed meatloaf on a sheet pan with salsa
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Keto Meatloaf Stuffed with Cheese
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
This Keto meatloaf stuffed with cheese uses chorizo and Mexican spices that will knock your tastebuds out with its amazing flavor! Using budget friendly chorizo with the beef really packs a flavor punch!
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Ground beef (I used 80/20)
  • 1 lb Ground Chorizo
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Coconut flour or 1 cup Almond flour
  • 1/4 Red onion, minced
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 oz Mild or sharp cheddar cheese block, cut into thirds
  • 1/2 cup Salsa
Instructions
  1. pre-heat oven to 350F

  2. Mix all ingredients, except cheese, together in a large bowl

  3. add half of the meatloaf mixture to a large loaf pan and press into the bottom (if you don't have a loaf pan big enough, then you can form the mixture into a loaf shape on a sheet pan)

  4. Place the cheese into the center of the loaf pan, leaving about an inch on all sides.

  5. add the rest of the meatloaf to the pan and press it down to compress it slightly.

  6. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until an internal thermometer reads 165F

  7. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes.  Serve with salsa.

Recipe Notes
  1. If you are not too keen on chorizo, just use more ground beef or even ground pork!
  2. You could use mild cheddar, sharp cheddar, or medium cheddar.  Whichever you prefer
  3. Don't over work the meatloaf mixture or your meatloaf will be dense.  
  4. Using a loaf pan helps the meatloaf keep its shape.  You could also form it into a loaf shape on a foil lined sheet pan.  

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This cheese stuffed meatloaf is a perfect low carb dinner recipe! Using budget friendly chorizo with the beef really packs a flavor punch!

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  1. Reply

    I love that you used coconut flour and look at that oozing cheese! Sounds like a dinner my kids would go crazy for!

  2. Reply

    I bet my kids would go nuts over the gooey cheese middle of this meatloaf!

    • Mary
    • June 26, 2017
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    My husband is OBSESSED with chorizo, so he is going to love this recipe!

  3. Reply

    Loving that cheesy center! This looks wonderful!

  4. Reply

    Meatloaf stuffed with cheese is a dream come true!
    Thanks for posting this!

  5. Reply

    Pinning! And drooling…. <3

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

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