Friday, July 13, 2012

Italian Mozzarella Stuffed Meatloaf

This is my husbands favorite recipe. He requests it on a monthly basis, and I make it quite often! :) It's very easy to make, and super, super yummy. We usually serve it with a salad and garlic bread. 

2 lb ground chuck
1 egg
1 jar of spaghetti sauce 
1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
2/3 cup of bread crumbs

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. 
Mix together 1/3 cup of the jarred spaghetti sauce, ground chuck, salt & pepper (I didn't put much, since hubby has hypertension), the egg, and bread crumbs. 
Smush together with clean hands until well blended. 
Lay flat in a casserole dish, but make sure there are no holes in the meat as you flatten. Holes will cause the cheese to leak out and harden.
sprinkle 1 cup of cheese down the middle of the meat. 
Press in the ends and roll up like you would a jelly roll.
(You can use THIS picture as reference on how to roll it) 

Shape into a loaf and top with 1/2 of the left over sauce. 
Bake in the oven for 40 minutes, then take out and drain off grease. Top with remaining spaghetti sauce, and cheese. 

Bake for 30 more minutes, and then it's DONE! :) 

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