Viking-Stuffed Meatloaf

1 lb extra lean ground beef
1 egg
1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
1/2 tsp oregano
dash pepper
1/2 small onion, minced
1 Tbsp oil
6 paper-thin slices smoked, pressed sandwich ham
4 oz (1 – 1 1/4 cups) Viking Cheese, grated

Pre-heat oven to 325° F.

Combine beef, egg, bread crumbs, tomato paste, oregano, and pepper. Sautee onion in oil. Add to the meat mixture. Turn out on a sheet of aluminum foil; flatten with fingers into a 6 x 9-inch rectangle about 1/2″ thick.

Place ham slices on meat, keeping them about 1 inch from edge. Sprinkle grated WSU Viking Cheese on ham. Use the foil to fold meat mixture over ham and cheese, being careful to close all openings.

Turn loaf from foil into a greased 3-1/2 x 7-1/2 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Drain off liquid before serving.

Makes 4-6 Servings.