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Lasagna Loaf

This recipe is a product of three different recipes and a little imagination. Even the picky eaters in my family enjoy slices of this meat loaf. It tastes like lasagna without the noodles. - Bobbie Croker, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • FILLING:
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup cubed part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced fully cooked ham
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives, drained

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Press into an ungreased 9x5-in. loaf pan. In a bowl, combine the filling ingredients. Spread over loaf. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour. Sprinkle with topping ingredients. Bake 15 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°.

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  • Jo-nana
    Feb 16, 2014

    I split the meat mixture, put half the topping on first layer and finished off with the balance of meat mixture and topping as outlined . Worked well

  • mjmarch
    Jan 13, 2013

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