Spiral Meatloaf Idea

For this dish, I suggest that you use your favorite meatloaf recipe and your favorite stuffing recipe.

Just gather your ingredients and start working. I'll share my meatloaf recipe, but it really is very simple and you may want to use a different one. My meatloaf recipe doesn't contain any bread or crackers because I use that in the stuffing part.
Meatloaf Ingredients:
2 pounds of ground beef
2 eggs
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of ground pepper
1 tsp of garlic
1 tsp of Italian seasonings
Stuffing ingredients:
1 package of Stove Top Stuffing mix - prepare as per package directions.
1 apple diced
1/2 cup of dried cranberries.
1 egg


Prepare the stuffing as per the directions on the box. Then add the diced apple and cranberries. Add the egg and mix. Set the stuffing aside and start the meatloaf.
Mix ingredients for the meatloaf.

Place a sheet of aluminum foil on a flat surface. For two pounds of meatloaf, I use about 2 feet of aluminum foil. Spread the meatloaf flat on the aluminum foil leaving an inch of uncovered aluminum foil along the edges.
Place the stuffing on top of the meatloaf. Leave 1/2 to 1 inch of meatloaf along the edges to allow for a seal.

Lift the aluminum foil so that the meatloaf starts to roll away from the foil. Keep lifting the foil allowing the meatloaf and stuffing mixture to roll onto itself.  

Keep lifting the aluminum foil so the meatloaf rolls up like a jelly roll.  

It is difficult to keep the spiral meatloaf in a perfect spiral, but you will get an interesting dish.

Notice the way the meatloaf has a overlapped. Press to flatten the edge (on top of image).

 Here is an image of the meatloaf from a different angle.

Yes, this is one of our dogs, Padawan, noticing the meatloaf being prepared. The pets will not get any of the meatloaf because of the garlic and Italian seasonings. We had bought a 3 pound package of ground beef. One pound was left unseasoned and we rolled those into meatballs for the fur-babies.

Once the meatloaf is into a roll, fold the aluminum foil to help hold the meatloaf to keep the shape.

Use another sheet of aluminum foil to wrap lengthwise and cover the ends to prevent the meatloaf from falling out of the wrap. Fold that sheet of foil to lay flat against the previous foil.

I had not realized that I was out of cooking twine, so I use more aluminum foil to tie the loaf so that it wouldn't burst out of the foil. As stated, I usually use cooking twine and use three bands to keep my meatloaf secure.

Place your wrapped meatloaf in a cake pan. Bake at 350 for 2 hours. Allow the wrapped meatloaf to cool in the foil for about 15 to 20 minutes so that it can hold the shape better.
Cut the meatloaf into one inch thick slices to serve. Enjoy your spiral meatloaf with your favorite side dishes.