Meat Loaf Italian Style
green bell pepper, chopped
dry bread crumbs, seasoned
mozzarella cheese, shredded
Reserve 1/3 cup pizza sauce; cover and refrigerate.
In a mixing bowl combine remaining pizza sauce and egg.
Stir in onion, green pepper, bread crumbs, garlic salt and black pepper.
Add ground beef and mix well.
Fold meat mixture into a loaf and place on 3 foil handles.
Transfer loaf to any size crockpot.
Cover and cook 8 to 10 hours on low or 4 to 6 hours on high.
To ensure doneness insert meat thermometer into center of loaf and internal temperature should read 170.
Spread loaf with reserve 1/3 cup pizza sauce.
Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
Cover and let cook 15 minutes more or until cheese is melted.
Using foil strips, lift loaf from crockpot and transfer to a serving plate.
Foil handles: Tear off three 20x3 inch strips of heavy foil or use regular foil folded to double thickness.
Crisscross the foil strips in a spoke design.