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Italian Spiral Meat Loaf Recipe
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Italian Spiral Meat Loaf Recipe

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Take a classic comfort food to delicious new heights with this impressive recipe. Sausage, pizza sauce and mozzarella give this entree its Italian accent. —Megan Krumm, Schererville, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup pizza sauce, divided
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1/2 pound sliced deli ham
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 jar (6 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 386 calories, 23 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 130 mg cholesterol, 981 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, 3/4 cup pizza sauce, bread crumbs, onion, green pepper, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper. Crumble beef and sausage over mixture and mix well.
  2. On a piece of parchment paper, pat beef mixture into a 12x10-in. rectangle. Layer the ham, 1-1/2 cups cheese and mushrooms over beef mixture to within 1 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a short side and peeling parchment paper away as you roll. Seal seam and ends. Place seam side down in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; brush with remaining pizza sauce.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 1 hour. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 15-20 minutes or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°. Using two large spatulas, carefully transfer meat loaf to a serving platter. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Italian Spiral Meat Loaf in Taste of Home February/March 2011, p30

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 386 calories, 23 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 130 mg cholesterol, 981 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein.

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

I totally agree with the other reviewers. This is a wonderful recipe. The only changes I made was to add a 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese to the meat loaf mixture. Veal, pork and beef. Instead of rolling I simply folded in in half. Much easier to work with. This does make a very large serving. No problem. I cut the meat loaf in 1/2 and placed 1/2 of raw mixture into the freezer all ready to be baked when ready to use. Then I gently reshaped the remaining loaf and baked as directed,

This is by far one of the tastiest meat loafs that I have made in quite a while.

Janie

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Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

Great meatloaf! I am not a meatloaf fan, but my husband is a meat and potato guy. He loved this meatloaf and I even liked it. It has a ton of flavor. I also used the 'herbed pizza sauce' from TOH for this recipe. It was awesome.

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Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

I have made this 3 times, twice I cut recipe in half and it was still great. Good recipe for large group of guests.

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Reviewed Oct. 19, 2012

we loved this recipe! best meat loaf I have tried.

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Reviewed Apr. 23, 2012

My family devours this Meat-loaf every time I make it!

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