Italian Meatloaf Recipe
This meatloaf recipe is also called Meatloaf Braccioli because of
the way the loaf is rolled. Braccioli means rolled meat in
sauce. This meatloaf recipe offers a new twist for braccioli
since it is made of ground beef to form a meatloaf. It is
truly an enjoyable meal.
Italian Meatloaf Recipe Ingredients
• 1 pound ground beef (leaner is better)
• 1 4 ounce can mushrooms (reserve juice)
• 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
• 1 large egg
• 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 4 center cut bacon strips
• 1 teaspoon dried parsley
• 1/2 teaspoon oregano
• 1/2 teaspoon basil
• 1/2 teaspoon thyme
• 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
• 1/2 onion, finely chopped
• 1 cup mozzarella cheese
• 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
Italian Meatloaf Recipe Directions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add water to mushroom juice to
make 1 cup. Fry bacon until crispy, drain and crumble.
Combine beef, 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, egg, mushroom juice, garlic
powder and salt in a large bowl. Mix well. On wax paper,
form meat mixture into a 8x12 inch rectangle.
Sprinkle meat with parsley, oregano, basil, thyme and 2
tablespoons of breadcrumbs. Spread bacon, onion, mushrooms and
cheese evenly over meat.
Roll meat into an 8 inch wide loaf. Place meatloaf into an
8 inch glass bread pan or glass baking dish.
Bake for 60 minutes. Pour tomato sauce over meatloaf, and
cook for an additional 15 minutes.
Let meatloaf sit for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.