Monday, April 23, 2007

Italian Roll-up Meatloaf

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Italian Roll-up Meatloaf
2 lbs ground beef or ground turkey
1 small onion, diced
2 eggs
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
2/3 cup spaghetti sauce
1 cup oats*
1 tsp italian seasoning
1/2 tsp garlic salt
4 oz thinly sliced ham
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
2/3 cup spaghetti sauce
Heat oven to 350. Line large cookie sheet with foil, and spray foil with nonstick spray.
In large bowl, mix ground beef, onion, eggs, parmesan cheese, 2/3 cup spaghetti sauce, oats, italian seasoning, and garlic salt. Pat out on foil into large rectangle, about 9 x 13 in size. Lay ham on top, and sprinkle cheese, leaving room around the edges, per picture 1. Lift foil at one end and begin rolling slowly, per picture 2. Once rolling is complete, pat down ends and cover any holes, per picture 3. Cut off some of extra foil. Drizzle remaining 2/3 cup spaghetti sauce over roll and bake 45-55 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before cutting.
This is one of my favorite recipes! It sounds like a ton of work, but really isn't. The rolling part is very forgiving. If the meat mixture sticks to the foil, just pat it back on. If any cheese is showing after the roll, smoosh it down and cover with meat mixture. It will inevitably have melted cheese oozing out and not look very pretty, but that's okay, it still will taste great!
*Once again about the oats, if you cannot tolerate them, try using 1/2 cup potato flakes. I've used them and found no difference in taste.


Liz said...

thanks for the photo steps- totally helps to follow the recipe better.

michelle said...

love this idea, I have lots of bread crumbs from failed bread attempts. I think I may try it with just cheese rolled up inside Thanks!