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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 559.2
  • Total Fat: 33.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 147.5 mg
  • Sodium: 463.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 34.7 g

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Mozzarella Meat Loaf

Submitted by: PAMELA~GRAMMY
Mozzarella Meat Loaf

Introduction

This meat loaf includes a delicious surprise: Cubes of mozzarella cheese are blended into the meat mixture, while shredded cheese is combined with bread crumbs and herbs to create a sublime topping. Your hands are the best tool for mixing the ground beef and other ingredients; be careful not to overmix, as the meat loaf can become too dense. This meat loaf includes a delicious surprise: Cubes of mozzarella cheese are blended into the meat mixture, while shredded cheese is combined with bread crumbs and herbs to create a sublime topping. Your hands are the best tool for mixing the ground beef and other ingredients; be careful not to overmix, as the meat loaf can become too dense.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    4 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil

    2 carrots, cut into 1/4-inch dice

    2 celery stalks, cut into 1/4-inch dice

    1 onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice

    1/2 oz. dried wild mushrooms, soaked in 1 cup hot water,
    chopped, soaking liquid reserved

    3 garlic cloves, minced

    2 1/4 cups fresh bread crumbs

    1 Tbs. plus 1/4 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley

    2 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded, plus 6 oz., cut into 1/2-inch cubes

    Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

    2 lb. ground beef (lean)

    2 eggs, lightly beaten

    1/2 tsp. minced fresh thyme

Directions

Directions:
Position a rack in the lower third of an oven and preheat to 350°F. Coat the bottom of a roasting pan with 1 Tbs. of the oil.

In a deep sauté pan over medium-high heat, warm 2 Tbs. of the olive oil. Add the carrots, celery and onion and sauté until tender and starting to caramelize, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the mushrooms and garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Let cool for 10 minutes.

In a bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups of the bread crumbs and 1/3 cup of the mushroom soaking liquid and soak for 5 minutes. In another bowl, combine the remaining 3/4 cup bread crumbs, the 1 Tbs. parsley, the remaining 1 Tbs. olive oil, shredded cheese, salt and pepper.

In a large bowl, using your hands, gently mix together the ground beef, soaked bread crumbs, vegetable mixture, eggs, the 1/4 cup parsley, thyme, cubed cheese, salt and pepper. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and shape into a 10-by-5-inch loaf. Cover the top and sides of the meat loaf with the cheese-bread crumb mixture.

Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the meat loaf registers 165°F, about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Let the meat loaf rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with mashed potatoes. Serves 8.



Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PAMELA~GRAMMY.






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  • This is one of the best meat loafs I have had. I could only afford the regular mushrooms but will try the others when i can. - 9/10/09

    Reply from PAMELA~GRAMMY (9/12/09)
    I do that alot too. :)


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