Firehouse Meat Loaf

Prepared pasta sauce tops a cheese-stuffed meat loaf for a homestyle dinner with an Italian twist.

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Makes:
6 servings
Prep:
20 mins
Bake:
55 mins 350°F
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Firehouse Meat Loaf

Ingredients
1
egg, beaten
1
cup soft bread crumbs
1/2
cup bottled pasta sauce with vegetables and/or herbs
1
1/2
teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
8
ounces Italian sausage, pork sausage links, or ground beef
1
pound ground beef
2
ounces provolone or mozzarella cheese, cubed
2
tablespoons bottled pasta sauce with vegetables and/or herbs
2
tablespoons shredded provolone or mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine egg, bread crumbs, the 1/2 cup pasta sauce, garlic, and rosemary. Remove casings from sausage, if using. Add ground beef and sausage; mix well. Press two-thirds of the mixture evenly in the bottom of an 8x4x2-inch loaf pan.
  2. Make a 1/2-inch indentation down the center of the meat mixture. Place the cheese cubes in indentation. Pat remaining meat mixture evenly over top.
  3. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F oven for 55 to 60 minutes until no pink remains and until a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the loaf registers 170 degree F. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  4. To serve, transfer meat loaf to a platter. Drizzle top with the 2 tablespoons pasta sauce Sprinkle with the 2 tablespoons shredded cheese. If desired, garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs. Makes 6 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

Prepare meat loaf as directed, except do not bake. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. To serve, bake meat loaf, uncovered, about 1 hour or until no pink remains and a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat loaf registers 170 degree F.

Nutrition Facts

(Firehouse Meat Loaf)
    Per serving:
  • 328 kcal cal.,
  • 21 g fat
  • (8 g sat. fat,
  • 113 mg chol.,
  • 541 mg sodium,
  • 8 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 25 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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