Pepper Jack Meat Loaf

Pepper Jack Meat Loaf
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  1. 1 egg
  2. 1/4 cup chopped onion
  3. 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  5. 1/2 c crushed and seasoned pork rinds
  6. 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  7. 1 cup (4 ounces) pepper Jack cheese, divided
  8. 1 cup salsa, optional
  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, seasoned pork rinds , onion, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Press half of the beef mixture onto the bottom and halfway up the sides of a greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan. Sprinkle 3/4 cup cheese over meat to within 1/2 in. of sides. Pat remaining beef mixture over cheese.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with salsa if desired. Makes 6 servings.