• 1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs ($0.06)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika ($0.10)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder ($0.05)
  • 3/4 tsp salt ($0.03)
  • 1 large egg ($0.27)
  • 1/2 cup minced onion ($0.16)
  • 4 oz. sharp cheddar ($0.85)
  • 1 lb. ground beef (85/15) ($5.29)


  • 1/2 cup ketchup ($0.41)
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar ($0.04)
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard ($0.03)
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce ($0.02)


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. In a small bowl stir together the breadcrumbs, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and salt. In a separate small bowl, lightly whisk the egg.
  • Finely mince the onion. Roughly chop the cheddar cheese so that it is in pieces about the same size as a small bean.
  • Add the ground beef, seasoned breadcrumbs, whisked egg, minced onion, and chopped cheddar to a bowl. Use your hands to mix the ingredients together until incorporated.
  • Place the meat mixture in a casserole dish or on a rimmed baking sheet and shape into a rectangle, approximately 7″ long, 4″ wide, and 1.5″ thick. 
  • To make the glaze, stir together the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Spread the glaze over the unbaked meatloaf.
  • Bake the meatloaf in the preheated oven for 50-55 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 160ºF. Remove the meatloaf from the oven, let it sit for 5-10 minutes, then slice into eight pieces and serve.


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