Sunday, May 10, 2015

Italian Style Meat Loaf

Italian Style Meatloaf

2 lbs. ground meat
1 onion, diced
2 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 large tomato, diced
2 eggs, beaten
4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
2 cups Italian bread crumbs
1 1/2 cups Parmesan
2 cups mozzarella, shredded
salt & pepper, to taste

1 cup tomato sauce
1 tsp. garlic, minced
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 beef bouillon cube
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
salt & pepper, to taste

1.  Saute onion until just barely opaque.
2.  Add red pepper, tomato sauce and Italian seasoning until liquid evaporates - about 5 minutes.  Set aside.
3.  In pan over medium high heat, saute garlic until fragrant, then add in the tomato sauce.  Crumble in bouillon and mix well.
4.  Season with Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, salt and pepper.  Simmer 5 minutes.
5.  Combine ground meat, bread crumbs, Parmesan, half the mozzarella, eggs, 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce, onion, garlic, tomato, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. 
6.  Form into loaf and bake for 60 minutes at 350 degrees. With a meat thermometer, make sure the inside temperature reads 160 degrees.  Now, coat the top of the meatloaf with the remaining sauce and the remaining mozzarella. Bake until cheese melts - about 10 minutes.
7.  Remove from oven and let set for 10 minutes before serving.

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