Ciao Bella Italian Meatloaf

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Anna Sciancalepore Antoniello

By
@CiaoBella

I developed this recipe when my husband said he loves meatloaf but always hated ones with green bell pepper. Of course I had to put an Italian touch to it! I'm pretty proud of this recipe as I can say it is completely my own creation! Enjoy!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 15 Min

Ingredients

  • 3 lb
    ground beef 80/15 or meatloaf mix
  • 1 can(s)
    ( 15 oz )tomatoes, canned italian-style and diced, no salt added (with oregano,basil and garlic),divided
  • 3 slice
    white bread,crusts removed
  • 1/4 c
    milk
  • 3 large
    eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 c
    parmesan cheese
  • 1 bunch
    italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 medium
    onion, grated
  • 2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp
    additional parmesan cheese
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil

How to Make Ciao Bella Italian Meatloaf

Step-by-Step

  1. In a small bowl tear white bread into small pieces, add milk until well absorbed. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine ground beef,3/4 of the canned tomatoes(with juices), slightly beaten eggs, white bread with milk, 1 cup parmesan cheese, parsley, grated onion, salt and pepper.
  3. Once mixed well place in a 9" X 13" pan and form into a loaf. Spread remaining 1/4 of canned tomatoes(with juices) on top. Sprinkle with additional 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. Drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until juices run clear, at 350 degrees.
  5. Let rest 15 minutes before slicing so it doesn't fall apart.

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About Ciao Bella Italian Meatloaf

Course/Dish: Beef Meatloafs
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtag: #meatloaf




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