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Italian Cheese-Stuffed Meatloaf

italian cheese-stuffed meatloaf Entree Italian
Italian Cheese-Stuffed Meatloaf
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 8

Cut slices of this juicy meatloaf, intensely flavored with herbs and prepared roasted peppers, to reveal a luscious center of melted cheeses.

Updated October 23, 2015

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

Steps

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  • 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.
 

Nutrition Facts

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
Protein
25g
% 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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