This lunch special was a huge hit. It combines good things into one neat package. Meatloaf, spinach, cheese and marinara, an Italian feast on a plate.
Recipe By : Sitara
Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :1:30
Categories : Beef Italian
Luncheon Main Dishes
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 pounds ground beef -- lean
1 large onion -- chopped very fine
1/4 cup olives -- chopped
2 cups Italian bread crumbs
1 teaspoon mustard
1 teaspoon horseradish
1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
3 large egg -- beaten
1/2 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
3 cups mozarella cheese -- shredded
1 pound baby spinach blanched and squeezed dry. (or use one pound of frozen chopped spinach thawed and drained of all moisture)
Use a bowl and a whisk to beat together the eggs, mustard, horseradish, ketchup, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and Worchestershire. Add to meatloaf ingredients and mix thoroughly. On waxed paper pat the meatloaf mix into a rectangle about 1/2" thick.
Place the spinach evenly all over the meatloaf. Place the cheese evenly all over the spinach.
Using the waxed paper to help, roll the meatloaf up on the long side until you have a meatloaf
log with the seam side down. Seal the ends together so the filling doesn't ooze out.
Place on greased baking pan and top with small bit of ketchup. Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes till
just done and no pink remains. Let rest before slicing.
Put a pool of marinara sauce on the plate and lay a slice of meatloaf in the sauce to serve. The spiral looks so pretty with the green, red and white colors of the meatloaf and the sauce. The colors of the Italian flag.