Cheese-Stuffed Meat Loaf
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1-1/2 lbground beef
26 - 28 ozchunky garden style pasta sauce
1 largeegg, slightly beaten
1/4 cplain dry bread crumbs
2 cmozzarella cheese
1 Tbspparsley, finely chopped
How to Make Cheese-Stuffed Meat Loaf
- Preheat oven to 350*F. In large bowl, combine ground beef, 1/3 cup pasta sauce, egg, and bread crumbs. Season, if desired, with salt and ground black pepper. In 9 x 13" baking or roasting pan, shape into 8 x 12" rectangle.
- Sprinkle 1/2 cups cheese and parsley down center, leaving 3/4" border. Roll, starting at long end, jelly-roll style. Press ends together to seal.
- Bake uncovered 45 minutes. Pour remaining sauce over meat loaf and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake an additional 15 minutes or until sauce is heated through and cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
- Tip: Molding the meat mixture onto waxed paper helps make rolling easier. Just lift waxed paper to curl the meat over cheese filling, then carefully remove meat from paper. Continue rolling in this manner until filling is enclosed in roll and meat is off paper.