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Italian Spiral Meat Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours

Makes

12 servings

Take a classic comfort food to delicious new heights with this impressive recipe. Sausage, pizza sauce and mozzarella give Italian meatloaf roll extra personality. —Megan Krumm, Schererville, Indiana
Italian Spiral Meat Loaf Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup pizza sauce, divided
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1/2 pound sliced deli ham
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 jar (6 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, 3/4 cup pizza sauce, bread crumbs, onion, green pepper, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper. Crumble beef and sausage over mixture and mix well.
  2. On a piece of parchment, pat beef mixture into a 12x10-in. rectangle. Layer the ham, 1-1/2 cups cheese and mushrooms over beef mixture to within 1 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a short side and peeling parchment away as you roll. Seal seam and ends. Place seam side down in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; brush with remaining pizza sauce.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 1 hour. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°, 15-20 minutes longer. Using 2 large spatulas, carefully transfer meat loaf to a serving platter.

Can you freeze Italian Spiral Meat Loaf?

Securely wrap and freeze cooled baked meat loaf in foil. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Unwrap meat loaf; reheat on a greased shallow baking pan in a preheated 350° oven until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 386 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 130mg cholesterol, 981mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein.

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