Italian Meatloaf

Italian Meatloaf... a delicious spin on that comfort food favorite.   It's easy to put together... and with easy sides like pasta and a vegetable... not only will the family love this ... you can relax while it's in the oven.
You can use any spaghetti sauce you prefer.. homemade or store-bought. 
I used a 1/4 cup pizza sauce in the meatloaf mix.. I always have pizza sauce on hand... if you don't you can substitute spaghetti sauce.
I like to use Hunt's Diced Tomatoes.. they seem to dice them the best and the can has little juice so you get a nice amount of diced tomatoes.... use any variety you prefer... Garlic and Onion is a good choice... I like the Basil Garlic and Oregano variety...
The shredded cheese used in this recipe is the 6 cheese Italian variety...  if you don't have it.. you can substitute shredded mozzarella.
I used a loaf pan with an insert so the grease... what little there is.. drains off.
Try this delicious recipe... you'll love it!

Recipe:  Italian Meatloaf

All you need:
1 1/2 pounds very lean ground beef
2 eggs
3/4 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup pizza sauce
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon dried oregano
i teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 can (14.5 oz.) Hunt's Diced Tomatoes with Basil Garlic and Oregano
1 3/4 cups finely shredded 6 cheese Italian cheese mix
Spaghetti Sauce (for on top when serving and on the side)
All you have to do:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix all the ingredients except the Spaghetti Sauce in a large bowl.  Press it into a 9 inch loaf pan.
Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes or until interior temp reaches 160 degrees F.
Remove from the pan and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.  Spread a generous amount of Spaghetti sauce over the top and serve with additional sauce.

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