Italian Cheese-Stuffed Meat Loaf

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 1 hr 40 min total time
  • 12 ingredients
  • 8 servings

Ingredients

2
eggs
1 1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2
cups soft French bread crumbs
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz)
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
4
cloves garlic, minced
1
can (8 oz) pizza sauce
1 1/2
cups shredded provolone cheese (6 oz)
1
jar (7.25 oz) roasted red bell peppers, drained, chopped
1/4
cup chopped ripe olives

Directions

  1. 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; spray foil with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat eggs. Stir in ground beef, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, basil, salt, pepper, garlic and 1/2 cup of the pizza sauce until well combined.
  2. 2 On large sheet of foil, shape beef mixture into 12x10-inch rectangle. Top evenly with provolone cheese, roasted peppers and olives to within 1/2 inch of edges. Starting with one 10-inch side, roll up; press seam to seal. Place seam side down in pan.
  3. 3 Bake 40 minutes. Remove from oven; spoon remaining pizza sauce over loaf. Insert meat thermometer so bulb reaches center of loaf.
  4. 4 Return to oven; bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until loaf is thoroughly cooked in center and thermometer reads 160°F. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

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