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Firehouse Meat Loaf

Firehouse Meat Loaf recipe
Recipe and Photo by: Better Homes and Gardens
Firehouse recipes are awesome! And this one for meatloaf is no exception. Streamlined with pasta sauce, its got plenty of meaty, cheesy flavor.
20 min
1 hr 15 min
6 servings

What You Need

 egg, beaten
cup  soft bread crumbs
cup  bottled pasta sauce with vegetables and/or herbs
1 to 2
cloves  garlic, minced
 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crushed
 ounces Italian sausage, pork sausage links, or ground beef
 pound ground beef
 ounces provolone or mozzarella cheese, cubed
tablespoons  bottled pasta sauce with vegetables and/or herbs
tablespoons  shredded provolone or mozzarella cheese

Make It

1. In a large bowl combine egg, bread crumbs, the 1/2 cup pasta sauce, garlic, and rosemary. Remove casings from sausage, if using. Add ground beef and sausage; mix well. Press two-thirds of the mixture evenly in the bottom of an 8x4x2-inch loaf pan.

2. Make a 1/2-inch indentation down the center of the meat mixture. Place the cheese cubes in indentation. Pat remaining meat mixture evenly over top.

3. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F oven for 55 to 60 minutes until no pink remains and until a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the loaf registers 170 degree F. Let stand for 10 minutes.

4. To serve, transfer meat loaf to a platter. Drizzle top with the 2 tablespoons pasta sauce Sprinkle with the 2 tablespoons shredded cheese. If desired, garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs. Makes 6 servings.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

To Make Ahead
Prepare meat loaf as directed, except do not bake. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. To serve, bake meat loaf, uncovered, about 1 hour or until no pink remains and a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat loaf registers 170 degree F.
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