Layered Italian Meat Loaf

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4 reviews.
  • 15 min prep time
  • 1 hr 30 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 6 servings

Ingredients

1 1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
can (8 oz) tomato sauce with basil, garlic and oregano
1
egg
3/4
cup Progresso™ Italian style bread crumbs
1
teaspoon garlic powder
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
cup shredded Italian cheese blend (4 oz)
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen spinach, thawed, well drained

Directions

  1. 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray or grease with shortening. In large bowl, mix ground beef, 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce, the egg, bread crumbs, garlic powder and pepper. Pat half of meat mixture in pan.
  2. 2 Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the cheese over meat mixture. Spread spinach over cheese; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Pat remaining meat mixture on top of cheese. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in center of loaf.
  3. 3 Bake uncovered 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until thoroughly cooked in center and thermometer reads 160°F. Run knife around edges of pan. Place serving platter upside down over pan; turn platter and pan over. Remove pan.
  4. 4 In small microwavable bowl, microwave remaining tomato sauce, loosely covered, on High 30 to 60 seconds or until hot; pour over top of meat loaf.

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