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Italian Cheese-Stuffed Meatloaf

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 8
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Cut slices of this juicy meatloaf, intensely flavored with herbs and prepared roasted peppers, to reveal a luscious center of melted cheeses.

Ingredients

2
eggs
1 1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2
cups soft French bread crumbs
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz)
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
4
cloves garlic, minced
1
can (8 oz) pizza sauce
1 1/2
cups shredded provolone cheese (6 oz)
1
jar (7.25 oz) roasted red bell peppers, drained, chopped
1/4
cup chopped ripe olives

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; spray foil with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat eggs. Stir in ground beef, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, basil, salt, pepper, garlic and 1/2 cup of the pizza sauce until well combined.
  • 2 On large sheet of foil, shape beef mixture into 12x10-inch rectangle. Top evenly with provolone cheese, roasted peppers and olives to within 1/2 inch of edges. Starting with one 10-inch side, roll up; press seam to seal. Place seam side down in pan.
  • 3 Bake 40 minutes. Remove from oven; spoon remaining pizza sauce over loaf. Insert meat thermometer so bulb reaches center of loaf.
  • 4 Return to oven; bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until loaf is thoroughly cooked in center and thermometer reads 160°F. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Expert Tips

Shape beef mixture on foil and top with cheese, roasted peppers and olives. Use foil to roll up meatloaf.

Place seam side down in foil-lined pan.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
32%
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
Cholesterol
120mg
40%
Sodium
780mg
33%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
3g
3%
Protein
25g
25%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
40%
40%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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