Italian Meatloaf

Italian Meatloaf

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    lb. ground beef

  • ½

    lb. ground mild Italian sausage

  • 1

    small onion, finely chopped

  • ½

    cup chopped bell pepper (color does not matter)

  • 1

    t olive oil

  • 1

    t Worcestershire sauce

  • 1

    clove garlic, minced

  • ½

    t oregano

  • ½

    t basil

  • ½

    t parsley

  • 1

    egg, beaten

  • ¾

    cup Italian bread crumbs

  • 2

    slices white bread, crumbled

  • 1

    T milk

  • 8

    oz. shredded mozzarella cheese, reserve ¾ cup for topping

  • ¼

    cup parmesan cheese

  • 1

    cup marinara sauce, plus ½-¾ cup more for topping

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small skillet, heat the olive oil and sauté the onion and bell pepper for 3-4 minutes, remove from heat. In a large bowl, add the meats, onion and pepper along with all remaining ingredients reserving 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese for topping. Use hands to combine all ingredients. Once it has all come together, place and mold the mixture in a baking dish. Spoon 1/2 to 3/4 cup of the marinara sauce on top and spread around. Place in oven for 50 minutes. Remove from oven and top with remaining cheese and sprinkle a little dry basil on top. Return to oven for 10 more minutes. (Ensure meat is NOT pink before serving.)


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