(originally made 3/2013)
Tim and I have been married 13 years and I've only attempted to make
meatloaf once, and it wasn't a hit. He loves meatballs, and when I
saw this recipe from the Mommy I'm Hungry
blog on Pinterest, I knew I had to give it a try. Obstacle #2 was
Jake. He's picky about ground beef, but I thought if I covered it with
enough cheese it might fly. I swapped out the ground turkey for
ground pork, used regular breadcrumbs not GF. They'd both balk at the
onion, so I used Penzey's dried minced.
Because I was nervous about it not cooking through I used my
probe thermometer and set the temp alert for 155º. To put some color
on the cheese I put it under the broiler for a minute or two.
Everyone loved it! It had all the flavor of meatballs with way less
work. I served it with rigatoni and I'm betting the leftovers will
make great sandwiches!
* Exported from MasterCook *
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 lb ground turkey -- used ground pork
1 lb ground beef-- used 90% lean
1/4 cup gluten free breadcrumbs -- used non GF, seasoned
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 cloves garlic -- finely minced (1 to 2), used jarred minced
1 small onion -- grated, used dried minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup marinara pasta sauce (used Ragu traditional)
1/2 cup shredded Italian cheese blend -- used part skim mozzarella
minced parsley for garnish -- used dried
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray loaf pan with cooking spray.
all ingredients except the sauce and mozzarella in a large bowl. Do
not overmix! Shape into loaf and drop into prepared pan. Pour pasta
sauce over top.
Bake for 45 mins to an hour. I used a probe
thermometer and cooked it to 155º. Cover top with mozzarella cheese.
Bake a few mins more until cheese is melted (I put mine under the
broiler for the last minute to brown it). Let rest about 10 minutes
before serving. Garnish with parsley if desired.