Meatloaf is always one of those quick and easy meals. It doesn’t take much to make it, and there are about a bajillion ways to make it. But I have never had it anywhere outside my family with mozzarella cheese inside, and I won’t eat it any other way. For me, the cheese is what makes it so good. So maybe no one else does this and I am giving away a ‘secret family recipe’. If so, sorry family!! This recipe makes a huge loaf, and it reheats really well for leftovers the next day. We often make this during the week so we have leftovers for lunch for a day or two, especially for Justin to bring to work.
- 1 1/2 lb ground beef
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp parsley
- 1/4 cup onion chopped
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 cup spaghetti sauce
- onion powder
- garlic powder
- 4 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
- 6 oz tomato paste
Preheat oven to 350
Mix all ingredients (except cheese and tomato paste) thoroughly
Roll out meat mixture onto a piece of aluminum foil until about 1/4″ thick
Pour cheese down the center of the meat
Use foil to roll both sides of meat on top of each other, then peel the foil and seal the meat
Roll up ends so cheese doesn’t leak
Cover with tomato paste
Put on baking sheet and bake for 40-45 minutes or until meat is done
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