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Stuffed Italian Meatloaf

Amanda
Forget that boring meatloaf dinner! Change it up with an Italian Meat Roll filled with ham & mozzarella cheese and topped with tomato sauce.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Meatloaf - YAY
Servings 6 - 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/4 pound of deli ham slices I usually use a bit more
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese DIVIDED
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • wax paper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine breadcrumbs, grated parmesan, parsley, basil, oregano, sage, salt , pepper, garlic and onions.
  • Add in ground beef, ground pork, eggs and wine. Mix until well combined.
  • Lay out a 15" piece of wax paper.
  • Set aside a LARGE handful of meatloaf mixture.
  • Pat out meatloaf mixture onto waxpaper into a 12" x 10" rectangle.
  • Leaving a 1" margin around edges, lay out ham slices on top of meat. Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese on top of ham.
  • To "roll" lift wax paper to bring edges of loaf together. Press/pat/pinch together edges and ends. You should now have a cigar type roll.
  • Fill in any thin areas with reserved meat mixture, paying attention to ends and around the seams.
  • Carefully place meat roll onto a baking pan, seam side down.
  • Bake for 70 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Pour on tomato sauce (I usually have a pot going) and sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese on top.
  • Pop meatlaf back in oven for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Let meatloaf rest for 10 minutes before cutting.
  • Serve and enjoy : )