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Italian Meat Loaf Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes...Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes...Total Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients: •1 pound ground chuck beef •1 pound ground pork •3 large eggs, lightly beaten •1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs •1/2 cup minced sweet onion •1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese •1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper (sweet capsicum) •3 large garlic cloves, minced •1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley •1 Tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried •1 Tablespoon chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried •1 teaspoon kosher salt •1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper •3 ounces (about 1/4 cup) tomato paste (half of a 3-ounce can - freeze remainder for other uses)

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Place ground beef and pork in a large bowl. Top with eggs, breadcrumbs, sweet onions, Parmesan cheese, bell peppers, garlic, parsley, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Use a large carving fork to mix the meatloaf, folding the ingredients and pulling the fork tines through the mixture as you turn the bowl. Do not overmix or meatloaf will become tough.

Scrape the mixture into a loaf pan and smooth the top, but do not pack it tightly. Spread the tomato paste (may substitute ketchup) to cover the top of the meatloaf. Place the loaf pan on a baking tray to catch any drips that may bubble over. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Let meatloaf rest for 15 minutes before cutting to serve.

1 posted on 01/05/2013 7:42:44 PM PST by virgil283
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To: virgil283

Country’s going to hell, but at least we have a good meat loaf recipe.


2 posted on 01/05/2013 7:55:12 PM PST by Artcore
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To: virgil283; Artcore
same here... thought @ first; the rock singer? *snicker*
dinner by the dashboard lights
sounds like/looks like a fine meal.
3 posted on 01/05/2013 8:18:03 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: virgil283

it’s winter? maybe I should break out some socks and long sleeves

/wave-from-florida

:)


4 posted on 01/05/2013 8:18:28 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: virgil283

I just got a package of ground chuck out of the freezer about an hour ago to do meatloaf tomorrow.

Betty Crocker has served me well through the years, but ready to try something new.


6 posted on 01/05/2013 8:22:57 PM PST by digger48
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To: virgil283

They do eat meatballs in Italy. The don’t eat spaghetti and meatballs together.


7 posted on 01/05/2013 8:24:46 PM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: virgil283
Whenever you are ready to serve don't forget your guest of honor:


9 posted on 01/05/2013 8:26:52 PM PST by Blue Highway
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To: virgil283

virgil283, Meatloaf is NOT “News/Activism!” Please use FR correctly, this type stuff belongs in “Bloggers & Personal” or “General Interest Chat.”


10 posted on 01/05/2013 8:28:19 PM PST by Tango Whiskey Papa
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To: virgil283
Who can't make meatloaf? My recipe is 3lbs of ground beef + whatever else I have laying around. Still damn good!

Merry Christmas!

11 posted on 01/05/2013 8:42:54 PM PST by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: virgil283

Back in the late 50’s, my Norwegian-born mother-in-law taught me to make meatballs with a dash of nutmeg - - -


15 posted on 01/05/2013 10:29:24 PM PST by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: virgil283

Which is considered sweet onion — yellow, white, or red?


16 posted on 01/05/2013 10:37:06 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: virgil283

Sounds like a good recipe. I make mine as my Mom did with uncooked oatmeal instead of bread crumbs. The best meatloaf is made with ground beef, pork and VEAL, but alas, veal costs as much as a car payment these days. Also, some grated carrot adds a little color and Vitamin A.


18 posted on 01/05/2013 10:50:03 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: virgil283
I never ever put green peppers or pickle relish in my meat loaf. They sour the flavor in my opinion. Instead of ground pork, I use Jimmy Deans hot ground sausage; gives the mix a lift. More eggs gives a more moist meat loaf so do not be mingy.

Cold meat loaf sandwiches the next day? Who wants to get closer to Heaven than that?

20 posted on 01/06/2013 3:47:42 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: virgil283

I hate meatloaf. My momma made it every time dad was gone because she loved it.

I would rather have a straight hamburger patty to eat or a hamburger steak, but no meatloaf.

My wife made a meatloaf a few weeks ago. It tasted as bad as it did 60 years ago.


25 posted on 01/06/2013 8:13:38 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (GUNS.. the rightful property of freemen, and formidable only to tyrannical governments.”)
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