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Monday, February 20 2012

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

 



Firehouse Meat Loaf
Recipe from 
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings
 
 
Ingredients
  •  
       egg, beaten
  •  
     cup  soft bread crumbs
  •  
    1/2  cup  bottled pasta sauce with vegetables and/or herbs
  •  
     to 2 cloves  garlic, minced
  •  
    1/2  teaspoon  dried rosemary, crushed
  •  
     ounces  Italian sausage, pork sausage links, or ground beef
  •  
     pound  ground beef
  •  
     ounces  provolone or mozzarella cheese, cubed
  •  
     tablespoons  bottled pasta sauce with vegetables and/or herbs
  •  
     tablespoons  shredded provolone or mozzarella cheese
  •  
 
Directions

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

To Make Ahead

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.
 

 
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