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Italian Meat Loaf

Italian Meat Loaf

"'I received the recipe for this moist meat loaf in my high school economics class,' recalls Lisa Malone of Cordell, Oklahoma. 'At the time, I made it for my mom and dad. Now I fix it for my husband and daughter. We all love it.'"
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50 m servings
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  1. In a bowl, combine the egg, half of the tomato sauce, bread crumbs, onion and green pepper if desired, 1/2 teaspoon of oregano, salt and pepper. Add beef; mix well. On a large piece of heavy-duty foil, pat meat mixture into a 14-in. x 8-in. rectangle. Sprinkle cheeses to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting with a short side and peeling foil away while rolling. Seal seam and ends. Transfer to a microwave-safe 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pan. Microwave, uncovered, at 50% power for 12 minutes, rotating a half turn once; drain. Continue cooking on 50% power for 20 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, rotating a half turn once. In a bowl, combine the remaining tomato sauce and oregano. Pour over meat loaf. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes. Cover loosely with foil; let stand 5 minutes before serving.


  • This recipe was tested with an 850-watt microwave.

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I cooked it in the oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. After cooking, let meat loaf sit for 10-15 minutes so that it doesn't fall apart. Very good.

A wonderful twist to an old classic!! This is sure to become a regular favorite in our house. The only changes I made were replacing the green peppers with some red, orange, and yellow, and I u...

Ok, just to be honest I made a few changes: used ground chicken, omitted green pepper, baked in oven at 350 for about an hour. This was the BEST meatloaf ever, and I make it relatively often. ...

I didn't do the roll-up part, just mixed it all together.... we all loved it, kids and grown-ups alike. Definitely on my list of dinners to make, just as is.

So delicious!! My boyfriend loves meatloaf so I'm always looking for new recipes and this is definitely the new favorite in our house. And it's so simple! I didn't cook it in the microwave, inst...

I thought this recipe was excellent!! It was extremely moist and delicious but I have to admit that I left off the oregano because my other half does not like it. He complains about everything...

Well,I can't believe it, but I followed the original directions exactly and my husband loved it! I've botched every meatloaf recipe handed to me and the microwavable one was the one that turned...

My fiance said this was the best meatloaf he has ever had! Definitely beats the traditional meatloaf.

I typically do not like meatloaf, but this was delicious! I had to drain the grease twice and I omitted the green pepper.

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