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Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf

Guys, I have to share this amazing Philly cheesesteak meatloaf with you! I mean, who doesn’t love the classic sandwich?

Now, imagine all those incredible flavors packed into a comforting, sliceable meatloaf. Mind. Blown.

I’m telling you, this meatloaf is a game-changer. Lean ground beef is perfectly seasoned and mixed with panko breadcrumbs, bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms.

But the true hero of this dish is the gooey, melty provolone cheese slices. Mmm! It’ll have everyone begging for seconds.

Sliced cheesy Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf with melted cheese served on a white plate.
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Why You’ll Love This Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf

Here are just a few reasons you’ll flip for this dish:

  • Flavor Fusion: This meatloaf combines the iconic flavors of a classic Philly cheesesteak sandwich. It has savory beef, sautéed onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms.
  • Comfort Classic: It combines two beloved comfort foods into one irresistible dish. It’s perfect for cozy nights.
  • Guaranteed Crowd-Pleaser: It’s hearty, satisfying, and easily serves a crowd. Plus, it appeals to a wide range of tastes.
  • Leftover Magic: Leftover meatloaf can be transformed into delicious Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches.
Sliced Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf on a wooden board.

Ingredients

Here’s everything you need for this savory sensation:

  • Ground Beef: The star of the show! Use lean ground beef (80/20 or 85/15) for the best texture and flavor.
  • Veggies: Yellow onion, green bell pepper, and brown mushrooms bring the authentic taste.
  • Butter: Just a touch to sauté the veggies and add richness to the meatloaf.
  • Ketchup: A subtle sweetness to balance the savory elements.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: The secret ingredient! It adds depth and umami to the meatloaf.
  • Eggs: The binding agents to hold everything together.
  • Panko Breadcrumbs: For a lighter texture that won’t weigh down your meatloaf.
  • Provolone Cheese Slices: Melty, gooey, and oh-so-satisfying. It’s not a Philly cheesesteak without the cheese!
  • Kosher Salt and Black Pepper: This dynamic duo enhances all the flavors in this dish.
Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf slice topped on mashed potato.

How to Make Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf

This meatloaf couldn’t be easier! Just follow these steps:

  1. Sauté. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the diced onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, salt and pepper. Sauté for 1-2 minutes before stirring, then let brown for another 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Mix. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, sautéed vegetables, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, eggs, and panko breadcrumbs. Mix thoroughly with your hands until well combined.
  3. Layer. Press half of the meat mixture into a greased 9×5-inch loaf pan. Lay half of the provolone cheese slices in a single layer through the center of the meatloaf, about 2 inches wide. Top with the remaining meat mixture and form into a rounded loaf shape.
  4. Bake. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven, top with the remaining provolone cheese slices, and return to the oven.
  5. Melt the cheese. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly. The internal temperature should reach 160°F.
  6. Rest and serve. Let the meatloaf rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!
Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf with melted cheese on top, sliced served on a white oval plate.

Tips For the Best Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf

This meatloaf is foolproof, but these tips make it extraordinary!

  • Be gentle. Mix the meatloaf ingredients until just combined. Overmixing can make the loaf dense and tough.
  • Fat is fabulous! Use a blend of high-fat ground beef (80/20 or 85/15) and/or ground pork for optimal moisture and flavor. Lean meat can make the meatloaf dry.
  • Go free-form. Form the meatloaf mixture into a loaf shape on a baking sheet rather than using a loaf pan. This allows the fat to render out and creates a nice crust.
  • Get creative! Enjoy the meatloaf as-is, or slice and serve on hoagie rolls. Add more sautéed peppers and onions for a true Philly cheesesteak experience.
  • Have fun with variations. Experiment with different cheeses like American, Cheez Whiz, or a combination. Add crispy bacon bits or hot peppers for extra flavor. Use ground turkey or chicken for a leaner version.
Sliced Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf sliced served on an oval white plate garnished with chopped parsley.

How to Store

Follow these steps to store leftover meatloaf so you can enjoy it again!

To Store: Place cooled meatloaf in an air-tight container or wrap tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 4 days. Keep it whole rather than pre-slicing for optimal freshness.

To Freeze: Wrap the cooled meatloaf tightly in plastic wrap, then place in a freezer-safe bag or container and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

To Reheat: Reheat individual slices in the microwave in 30-second intervals until warmed through. Or, place the whole meatloaf covered with foil in a 350°F oven for 20-25 minutes. Add a splash of beef broth if needed to maintain moisture.

More Meatloaf Recipes To Try

Mexican Meatloaf
Ina Garten’s Meatloaf
Cowboy Meatloaf and Potato Casserole
Alton Brown Meatloaf

Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf

Course: Main CourseCuisine: American
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

15

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minutes
Cooking time

1

hour
Calories

356

kcal

Get ready to fall in love with Philly cheesesteak meatloaf! Packed with ground beef, peppers, onions, and melty Provolone, it’s heaven on a plate!

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef (80/20 or 85/15)

  • 1 small yellow onion, diced

  • 1 small green bell pepper, diced

  • 8 ounces brown mushrooms, minced

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs

  • 8 ounces provolone cheese slices

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a large loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the diced onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, salt and pepper. Sauté for 1-2 minutes before stirring, then let brown for another 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, sautéed vegetables, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, eggs, and panko breadcrumbs. Mix thoroughly with your hands until well combined.
  • Press half of the meat mixture into the prepared loaf pan. Lay half of the provolone cheese slices in a single layer through the center of the meatloaf, about 2 inches wide. Top with the remaining meat mixture and form into a rounded loaf shape.
  • Bake for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven, top with the remaining provolone cheese slices, and return to the oven. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Let the meatloaf rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!
Philly cheesesteak meatloaf.

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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