Italian Spiral Meat Loaf Recipe
- 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
- 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.
- On a piece of parchment paper, pat beef mixture into a 12x10-in. rectangle. Layer with 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.
- Bake, uncovered, 1 hour. Sprinkle with 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.
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.
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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.
I have made this 3 times, twice I cut recipe in half and it was still great. Good recipe for large group of guests.
we loved this recipe! best meat loaf I have tried.
My family devours this Meat-loaf every time I make it!
This is the best Meatlof I have ever made! Husband approved!!! This hearty and delicious recipe also made a great presentation on a platter. There will be plenty of leftovers as I made it for 2. This recipe could easily be made for a buffet or larger group. Very pleased!!!
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