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Marilyn's Meat Loaf

 Marilyn's Meat Loaf
Our family of five loves baked ham.. so every time I make it, I set aside some thin slices to add delicious flavor to my special meat loaf.—Marilyn Gould, Belmont, Nova Scotia
6-8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup tomato juice
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
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  • 4 to 6 slices thinly sliced fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese slices

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the egg, tomato juice, bread crumbs,
  • parsley, Italian seasoning, oregano, salt, pepper and garlic salt.
  • Crumble beef over the top; mix well.
  • On a piece of waxed paper, pat meat mixture into a 14-in. x 10-in.
  • rectangle. Place ham slices on meat; sprinkle with shredded
  • mozzarella cheese. Starting at narrow end, roll meat mixture
  • jelly-roll style. Seal seam and end of the roll. Place seam side
  • down in a shallow baking dish.
  • Bake at 350° for 1-1/4 hours or until no pink remains; drain. Cut

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Marilyn's Meat Loaf (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • mozzarella slices in triangles; place on top of loaf. Return to oven
  • just until cheese begins to melt. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.