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Mozzarella Stuffed Meatloaf

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Mozzarella Stuffed Meatloaf

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2012-11-16 Other
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Slice a piece of this cheese oozing meatloaf and see your families reaction! They will love it!

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45-55 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

2 lbs Lean Ground Beef
1 lbs Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, sliced ¼"
1 Small Loaf Day Old Italian Bread
2 Eggs
1 Small Onion, chopped
3 Tbsp Finely Diced Red or Green Bell Pepper
4 Garlic Cloves, chopped
¼ cup Fresh Parsley
¼ cup Fresh Basil
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Topping:
½ cup Canned Tomato Sauce
½ cup Ketchup
¼ cup Brown Sugar, unpacked

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, add broken pieces of Italian bread to water. Soak, then squeeze out water. Discard all water, adding bread back to bowl, while pulling apart. Add eggs, onion, peppers, garlic, parsley, basil, salt and black pepper, then mix well. Add ground beef to bread mixture. In a large baking dish, spread out half of the meatloaf mixture. Add mozzarella cheese on top, across the center of the mixture. Layer remaining mixture on top. Mix the topping ingredients together and spread mixture on top of meatloaf. Bake to 165 degrees or 45-55 minutes. Let sit for a few minutes before slicing.