Perfect Italian Meatloaf #meatloafrecipes #italianfood

Here’s the perfect Italian meatloaf! Tender and delicious with Italian seasonings, mozzarella and tomato sauce. It promises to be a favorite!


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
  • ¾ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 + ¼ pounds ground beef or turkey
  • ½ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 + ½ cups mozzarella cheese, shredded


Instructions:


  1. Heat a skillet with enough oil to cover the 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, ⅓ cup tomato sauce, and Worcestershire. Add ground meat, bread crumbs, black pepper, Parmesan and sautéed veggies. 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 ½ cup sauce over top and sprinkle with remaining ½ cup mozzarella. Bake about 45 minutes or until no longer pink in the middle. Let set five minutes before serving.

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