Italian Meat Recipes


Not much harder to make than plain meatloaf, this dressed-up version is nice enough for company.





  • 1 1/4 lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
  • 3/4 lb bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can (8 oz) pizza sauce
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded 6 cheese Italian cheese blend (8 oz)
  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh spinach leaves




  • Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, mix ground beef, sausage, egg, 1/2 cup of the pizza sauce, the bread crumbs and pepper.
  • On foil, pat mixture to12x8-inch rectangle. Sprinkle evenly with cheese; gently press into meat. Top with spinach. Starting at short end, roll up tightly, using foil to start roll and tucking in spinach leaves; seal ends. Place seam side down in ungreased 12×8-inch (2 quart) glass baking dish.
  • Bake 1 hour. Spread remaining pizza sauce over top. Bake 15 minutes longer or until thermometer inserted in meatloaf reads 160°F. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.





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