Garlic Italian Meat Loaf

Cheryl Croce Culver

By
@Cheriluv

Yes There are So many ways to make Meat Loaf delicious!!We love Italian food so here is an Italian Spiced Meat Loaf that is filled with lots of Garlic, it's so good you won't want to stop eating it. Serve it up with Mashed Potatoes and a veggie or side salad, Enjoy Good Food


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Rating:

Serves:

6

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
ground chuck or other ground meats
1 large
whole garlic bulb, peeled and diced
1 tsp
fresh marjoram,minced fine
1 tsp
fresh rosemary leaves,minced fine
1 tsp
fresh thyme leaves, minced fine
1 tsp
fresh oregano,minced fine

NOTE: YOU CAN USE 2 TABLESPOONS ITALIAN SEASONING IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE FRESH HERBS ABOVE

2 tsp
sweet paprika
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
ground ginger
1 tsp
tumeric
1/4 tsp
parsley
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper, optional
1/2 c
milk or low sodium chicken broth
1 pkg
soda crackers, unsalted, crushed fine
1 large
egg
sea salt and black pepper to taste
olive oil spray

SAUCE INGREDIENTS:

1 large
can of spaghetti sauce, i used mushroom, your choice
1(14.5) oz
can diced tomatoes
1/2 tsp
lemon zest
salt and pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preparation
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.
2
Make meat loaf: Place meat mix in a large bowl; add crackers,egg and all your spices, including cayenne, if desired. Then add your minced Garlic, salt and pepper and Milk or broth. Mix gently but thoroughly with your fingers. Shape meat into a loaf and transfer to greased pan.
3
Meanwhile Make sauce: Pour broth into a pot; add tomatoes. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes. Stir in zest; season with salt and pepper.
Bake loaf 30 minutes; pour 1 cup Sauce over meat loaf. Continue to bake until a meat thermometer inserted into center reads 160°F, 15 to 20 minutes longer. Remove meat loaf to a platter, tent with foil and let rest 10 minutes.
Slice meat loaf and serve, serve extra sauce over meat or on potatoes if you like.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy