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an italian meatloaf sliced and on a serving dish topped with melted cheese and fresh parsley
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Italian Meatloaf

Italian Meatloaf takes the wonderful flavors of my grandmother's Italian meatballs and combines them with a traditional meatloaf recipe for a new dish your family will love.
Servings: 8 slices
Author: Lisa Longley

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef (I use 85%)
  • 1/2 pound ground pork unseasoned
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 4 slices of Italian bread 5 ounces
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Soak the bread in cold water for about five minutes, ringing out the excess water and pulling the bread apart with your fingers. (Read a more detailed explination here.)
  • Combine the meat, eggs, and parsley in a large bowl. Add the bread. Then add the dry bread crumbs, parmesan, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Form the meat mixture into a loaf shape and place in the prepared baking dish. Top with 1/4 cup of spaghetti sauce.
  • Bake for 55 minutes, top with mozzarella cheese and bake for 15 more minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.