1. Food

Italian Style Meat Loaf

By

This stuffed meatloaf is made with slices of Mozzarella cheese and thinly sliced ham.

Ingredients:

  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 3/4 cup soft bread crumbs (1 slice bread)
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • 2 tablespoons snipped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 8 thin slices boiled ham
  • 6 ozs. (1-1/2 cups) shredded mozzarella
  • 3 slices mozzarella, halved diagonally

Preparation:

Combine eggs, bread crumbs, tomato juice, parsley, oregano, salt, pepper and garlic. Stir in ground beef, mixing well. On foil or waxed paper, pat meat into a 12 x 10 inch rectangle. Arrange ham slices over the ground meat mixture, leaving a small margin around edges. Sprinkle shredded Mozzarella cheese over ham. Starting with short end, carefully roll up meat, using the foil to lift as you roll; seal edges and ends. Place the stuffed meat roll, seam side down, in 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until cooked through. Remember the ham in the middle will still be pink, but the ground beef mixture will not be pink. Place cheese slices over top of roll; return to oven for 5 minutes or till cheese melts.
Serves 8. Shared on our forum by Liz.

Liz Notes: I found this one years ago and made it so often I didn't need the recipe anymore. I put it away and forgot about it until recently and I think it's time to trot it out again. It's really excellent!

More

Meat Loaf With Mushroom Gravy
Old-Fashioned Meatloaf
Quick and Easy French Onion Meatloaf
Spiced Meat Loaf
Crockpot Italian-Style Meatloaf

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.