Meat Loaf Italian Style

Meat Loaf Italian Style Recipe

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8 oz
pizza sauce
egg, beaten
1/2 c
chopped onion
1/2 c
green bell pepper, chopped
1/3 c
dry bread crumbs, seasoned
1/2 tsp
garlic salt
1/4 tsp
1.5 lb
ground beef
1 c
mozzarella cheese, shredded
foil handles

How to Make Meat Loaf Italian Style


  • 1Reserve 1/3 cup pizza sauce; cover and refrigerate.
  • 2In a mixing bowl combine remaining pizza sauce and egg.
  • 3Stir in onion, green pepper, bread crumbs, garlic salt and black pepper.
  • 4Add ground beef and mix well.
  • 5Fold meat mixture into a loaf and place on 3 foil handles.
  • 6Transfer loaf to any size crockpot.
  • 7Cover and cook 8 to 10 hours on low or 4 to 6 hours on high.
  • 8To ensure doneness insert meat thermometer into center of loaf and internal temperature should read 170.
  • 9Spread loaf with reserve 1/3 cup pizza sauce.
  • 10Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  • 11Cover and let cook 15 minutes more or until cheese is melted.
  • 12Using foil strips, lift loaf from crockpot and transfer to a serving plate.
  • 13Discard foil strips.
  • 14Foil handles: Tear off three 20x3 inch strips of heavy foil or use regular foil folded to double thickness.
  • 15Crisscross the foil strips in a spoke design.

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About Meat Loaf Italian Style

Course/Dish: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy