italian meatloaf

Jan 7, 2010 by


tom is a HUGE fan of meatloaf.  i hate meatloaf.  i’m just not a beef fan.  however, my mom learned this trick a long time ago… if you dress up meatloaf to smell like pizza and add cheese, i’ll eat it!   so i created an italian meatloaf all of my very own. 🙂

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 lb. italian sausage
  • 3/4 c cracker crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 med. onion, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c pizza sauce
  • 1/2 med. bell pepper, chopped

filling:

  • 1/4 lb. deli ham
  • 4 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
  1. mix the first eleven ingredients together in a large bowl.  reserve half of the sauce.
  2. on a large sheet of wax paper, or cookie sheet,  pat meat to a 9.5″ x 13″ rectangle.   arrange a layer of ham on rectangle, cover with half of the shredded cheese leaving a small portion of meatloaf exposed at one end of the rectangle.  roll the meatloaf towards the exposed end.  tightly seal edges and place seam side down in a meatloaf pan.
  3. brush top with remaining pizza sauce.
  4. bake for 1 hour 15 minutes at 375°.  When ten minutes remain, cover with remaining cheese and finish baking.

enjoy!

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  1. Carol Price

    My mom used to make this too. She called it Sicilian Meatloaf. I think I messed up the post on the last entry. Sorry.

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