Italian Meatloaf

Italian Meatloaf

Italian Meatloaf
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 5 servings
A tender and delicious Italian-seasoned meatloaf with mozzarella and tomato sauce.

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 fire roasted red pepper, diced
  • olive oil, for sauteing
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 vine-ripened tomato, diced
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 + 1/4 pounds ground beef or turkey
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 + 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Heat a skillet with enough oil to cover bottom of pan over medium-low heat, add onion and pepper, saute until tender. Add garlic, saute until fragrant; add tomato and Italian seasoning, saute 3-4 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl whisk together egg, 1/3 cup tomato sauce and Worcestershire. Add ground meat, bread crumbs, black pepper, Parmesan and sauteed vegetables. Combine with a fork; mix in 1 cup of mozzarella.
  3. In a large, greased roasting pan form the meat into a loaf. Spread the remaining 1/2 cup sauce over top and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella. Bake about 45 minutes or until no longer pink in the middle. Let set five minutes before serving.
Notes:
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