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Rolled Italian Meat Loaf

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  3 reviews
  • 15 min prep time
  • 1 hr 40 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Not much harder to make than plain meat loaf, this dressed-up version is nice enough for company.

1 1/4
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
3/4
lb bulk Italian sausage
1
egg
1
can (8 oz) pizza sauce
1/4
cup Progresso™ Italian style bread crumbs
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
cups shredded 6 cheese Italian cheese blend (8 oz)
2
cups loosely packed fresh spinach leaves

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, mix ground beef, sausage, egg, 1/2 cup of the pizza sauce, the bread crumbs and pepper.
  • 2 On foil, pat mixture to12x8-inch rectangle. Sprinkle evenly with cheese; gently press into meat. Top with spinach. Starting at short end, roll up tightly, using foil to start roll and tucking in spinach leaves; seal ends. Place seam side down in ungreased 12x8-inch (2 quart) glass baking dish.
  • 3 Bake 1 hour. Spread remaining pizza sauce over top. Bake 15 minutes longer or until thermometer inserted in meat loaf reads 160°F. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, mix ground beef, sausage, egg, 1/2 cup of the pizza sauce, the bread crumbs and pepper.
  • 2 On foil, pat mixture to12x8-inch rectangle. Sprinkle evenly with cheese; gently press into meat. Top with spinach. Starting at short end, roll up tightly, using foil to start roll and tucking in spinach leaves; seal ends. Place seam side down in ungreased 12x8-inch (2 quart) glass baking dish.
  • 3 Bake 1 hour. Spread remaining pizza sauce over top. Bake 15 minutes longer or until thermometer inserted in meat loaf reads 160°F. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

Use foil to make rolling the meat loaf easier. Then, using the foil, transfer the meat loaf to the pan and bake on the foil to make cleanup quicker.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
33%
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
120mg
40%
Sodium
900mg
38%
Total Carbohydrate
6g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
29g
29%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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