I tried a new recipe last week — Italian-Style Meatloaf — and both my husband and my daughter loved it.
Me? Not so much.
This is the first time in nearly 14 years cooking for my family that they love something I made and I didn’t. Usually it’s the other way around, with me trying to convince them they love something so I can make it again.
I have nothing against meatloaf. I love it, actually, especially the fact that everyone has a different way to make it and it’s always good. I assumed an Italian-style version would be great, too. It wasn’t bad, but I just prefer a more traditional recipe. Only now I have two people championing for it.
It’s an interesting problem to have.
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 11/2 pounds ground beef
- 1 pound mild Italian sausage, crumbled
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
- 6 slices mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup pizza sauce
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
Place beef, sausage, bread crumbs, egg, salt and oregano in a large bowl. Add onion and garlic. Mix well.
Form half of meat mixture in a loaf pan. Top meat layer with mozzarella slices. Cover with remaining meat mixture.
Top meatloaf with pizza sauce. Bake until cooked through, about 50 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes. Pour off any pan drippings before slicing.