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Italian Style Meat Roll

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + standing


8 servings

I also use this meat mixture for meatballs. Either way, it's mouthwatering. —Janaan Cunningham


  • 1 slice bread, cut into cubes
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 package (2-1/2 ounces) sliced dried beef
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Process bread in a blender or food processor until fine crumbs form; transfer to a bowl. In same blender, combine the egg, water, onion, celery, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper; cover and process until smooth. Stir into the bread crumbs. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  2. On a 16x12-in. piece of waxed paper, shape meat mixture into an 11x8-in. rectangle. Top with the dried beef and cheese to within 1/2 in. of edge. Roll up jelly-roll style,starting with a short side; pinch to seal edges.
  3. Place seam side down in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
TEST KITCHEN TIP For meatballs, pat the beef mixture into a square about 1 inch thick. Then cut into 1-inch squares and roll each square into a meatball.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 270 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 116mg cholesterol, 617mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein.

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