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Marilyn’s Meat Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours


6-8 servings

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


  • 1 large 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 lean ground beef
  • 4 to 6 slices thinly sliced fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese slices


  1. 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.
  2. On a piece of waxed paper, pat meat mixture into a 14x10-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.
  3. Bake at 350° for 1-1/4 hours or until no pink remains; drain. Cut mozzarella slices in triangles; place on top of loaf. Return to oven just until cheese begins to melt.

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