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Sicilian Meat Roll

MY SISTER-IN-LAW shared this recipe years ago and it became our family's favorite meat loaf. The addition of ham and mozzarella is a colorful surprise and adds terrific flavor. This is always a big hit with company, and the leftovers are good either hot or cold. -Mrs. W. G. Dougherty, Crawfordsville, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 8 thin slices fully cooked ham
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3 thin slices part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the bread crumbs, eggs, tomato juice, parsley, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over the mixture and mix well.
  • On a pieces of heavy-duty foil, pat meat mixture into a 12x10-in. rectangle. Place the ham and shredded cheese on loaf to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up, jelly-roll style, beginning with the short end and peeling foil away while rolling.
  • Place on a greased baking pan with seam side down; seal ends. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reaches 160°. Top with sliced cheese; bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Editor's Note
To make soft bread crumbs, tear bread into pieces and place in a food processor or blender. Cover and pulse until crumbs form. One slice of bread yields 1/2 to 3/4 cup crumbs.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 375 calories, 23g fat (11g saturated fat), 163mg cholesterol, 580mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 36g protein.

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