1 pound ground beef

1 pound ground pork

1 (1.25 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix

2 eggs, beaten

1−1/2 cups dry bread crumbs ground black pepper to taste

3/4 cup water

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl combine the beef, pork, soup mix, eggs, bread crumbs, pepper and water.

Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese. Mix well and spread half of mixture into a 9×5 inch loaf pan.

Spread remaining 1 1/2 cups cheese over meat loaf mixture.

Top with remaining half of meat loaf mixture.

Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes.

Let cool 10 to 15 minutes before serving.