I grew up not liking meatloaf.
I also grew up hearing stories of my father riding his bike to some diner for the best meatloaf ever. This diner was called “Yankee Tower Diner” and they released their meatloaf recipe when they closed. Mom followed their recipe and all of a sudden meatloaf was something that I fell in love with!
Warning: this is not low-calorie and there is nothing you can do to make it low-calorie, so run a few extra laps, go take a hike, hop on a bike – whatever you have to do to make and enjoy this meatloaf!!
Yankee Tower Meatloaf
- 2 lbs ground beef (or mix of your favorite meatloaf meats)
- 4 oz cubed swiss cheese
- 4 oz cubed american (or cheddar) cheese (or use more different kinds of cheeses and just use slightly less of each one!!)
- 1 medium onion
- 2 eggs
- 6 oz milk
- 6 oz breadcrumbs
- 1 Tb beef bullion
- salt/pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Season & make into a loaf. Bake at 400 degrees for 50-60 minutes (internal temp of 160 degrees). Slice & Enjoy!
This meatloaf is SO good you don’t even need to put anything on your meatloaf (which my parents remind me every time I make/eat it – even though I always have some ketchup on this stuff. Also – be sure to enjoy the burnt fat/cheese that bubble out from this meatloaf (growing up, and still today, I fight over the black charred yummy fat with my parents)! REMEMBER– I told you that you need to enjoy this and not worry about the health content here on this one!
And I leave you with this…”Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you!” (Tommy Smothers)