Recipe by JennyB
"When I met my current boyfriend, I tried to lure him over to my house by promising to cook my favorite meatloaf. It doesn't sound very romantic, but this recipe is much fancier and delicious than your mother's meatloaf. Luckily for me, he was impressed. Serve this meatloaf with mashed potatoes. The juice from the meatloaf will act as a gravy. Since the recipe makes 2 loaves, you can freeze one or deliver the wrapped loaf to a neighbor with cooking instructions attached and a bottle of red wine."
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1 (10 ounce) bag
washed spinach leaves
large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/4 cups
grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
prosciutto or ham, thinly sliced
all-purpose flour for dusting
I have two kids that keep me on my toes all day, so having the time to roll a meatloaf is laughable. I decided to make according to recipe, only making a layer in the middle with the provolone and prosciutto and mixing the spinach in with the meatloaf mixture. My broiler pan is quite shallow so I was only able to use a cup each of the wine/water. This was very good. I liked the subtlety of the wine and the flavors of the meatloaf with the prosciutto, provolone and spinach. I think it could use some garlic, onion and perhaps some spices....rosemary, maybe? I'd like to make this again with little additions to see if it would make it really out of sight. I could see how this would make a great meatball, tossed with a parmesan-garlic whole wheat pasta. I didn't want to make changes if I hadn't tried it as is first. I DID use fresh low carb bread to make my bread crumbs. My husband was adamant that I make "tots" with this, as he's a boy. If he had not suggested that, I would have served a light pasta/rice/potato dish. I had mine with garlic broccoli and that was sufficient enough for me, the low-carber. NOTE: I found the prosciutto and provolone at a cheaper price at my local Grocery Outlet. You CAN find them at a cheaper price, I've done it!
To me, this was very "thick" and salty tasting. The ham layered into it, plus the sausage made it soo salty, it was hard to eat. I would have added rice to it next time so the texture wasnt like a board. The presentation was amazing, but its not about that.
This meatloaf was definitely different! I plan to keep this recipe, but change some things to it. My meatloaf came out a little on the dry side. I think next time I'll use fresh bread crumbs instead of the dry bread crumbs that I used. I would add a little more spinach to the recipe, too.
Excellent meatloaf. I did not have prosciutto so I used speck (a type of prosciutto). The top was also nice and crisp. Served with delicious mashed potatoes. Made excellent sandwiches.
I use layers of provolone cheese, spinach and roasted red peppers from a jar. The peppers help keep the meat from drying out. Layer the cheese first, then the spinach then the peppers.
This is the most spectacular meatloaf you will ever eat! And it's so much fun to make. I made this for my boyfriend of a month for the first time and he asks for this all the time. It has a great mix of flavors and is very easy. I do use four slices of cheese on each loaf and that adds to the overall amazingness, but even if you follow the recipe to the letter, it still is well worth your while to try it! Additional comment 10/09: My husband (boyfriend mentioned above) still asks for this all the time - and raves about it to other people making them want to try it, too. I think that, of everything I cook, this is his most requested meal. Nowadays, I saute the spinach instead of wilting it. I saute that spinach with leeks and it is wonderful! I also double the cheese (SUPER healthy!) so that each bite is oozing with the cheese.
This is my recipe so I give it five stars, but try using the second half of the meatloaf to make meatballs instead of the second load and stick them in the freezer for an easy weeknight meal of spaghetti and meatballs on another night!
This was pretty good. I had to add more seasonings, and it was a bit tricky to roll, but once I figured it out it was smooth sailing. I like how pretty it looks, and this doesn't make too much, so it's a good dish for a couple of people. Thanks for the recipe1
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 410
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