2 pounds ground beef
3/4 cup fresh bread crumbs (optional)
1/2 cup minced onion
2 eggs, beaten (if not using bread crumbs, increase eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large bowl, combine the beef, bread crumbs, onion, eggs,
salt and pepper, and mix well. Pat out meat mixture into a 14x18 inch rectangle
on a piece of wax paper. Spread cheese over the meat, leaving a 3/4 inch border
around the edges. Roll up jelly roll fashion to enclose the filling and form a
pinwheel loaf. Press beef in on both ends to enclose the cheese. Place in a
10x15 inch baking dish.
Bake in the preheated oven 1 hour, or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).