Interesting, elegant twist on the same old meatloaf. Good enough for company, easy enough for everyday.

DANAJ

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, combine the beef, eggs, tomato sauce, bread crumbs, cheese, garlic, parsley and oregano. Mix well and form into an 8x10 inch rectangle.

  • Place the ham over the rectangle mixture, and then the cheese over the ham. Roll up jelly-roll style so that you end up with a rolled loaf about 5x8 inches.

  • Place roll seam side down into a 5x9 inch loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 75 minutes. Drain excess fat.

Nutrition Facts

461 calories; protein 26.7g; carbohydrates 4.2g; fat 37g; cholesterol 161.8mg; sodium 375.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2008
OMG this is the best meatloaf ive ever had. I told my husband that I was making meatloaf, he was grumpy about it until he tasted it and kept saying "this is good, this is sooo good" He even took the rest of it to work for lunch(it was half of the meatloaf!)lol. I made this as is, except i used honey ham, and provolone and it was GREAT. Loved it. I did top it with a ketchup and brown sugar glaze though, it was sooo wonderful and juicy, Oh and make sure you roll it out first on sprayed plastic wrap, it helps you guide the meat better. Also make sure you close the sides VERy well, so the cheese doesnt ooze out! loved it, NOW THATS A MEATLOAF~~~ Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/27/2009
the meatloaf was OKbe forwarned - the meat did not seem to cook through - the part just by the ham still had a raw taste & was a bit pink. I would not recommend this approach to meatloaf. Read More
(6)
107 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 65
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2008
OMG this is the best meatloaf ive ever had. I told my husband that I was making meatloaf, he was grumpy about it until he tasted it and kept saying "this is good, this is sooo good" He even took the rest of it to work for lunch(it was half of the meatloaf!)lol. I made this as is, except i used honey ham, and provolone and it was GREAT. Loved it. I did top it with a ketchup and brown sugar glaze though, it was sooo wonderful and juicy, Oh and make sure you roll it out first on sprayed plastic wrap, it helps you guide the meat better. Also make sure you close the sides VERy well, so the cheese doesnt ooze out! loved it, NOW THATS A MEATLOAF~~~ Read More
(61)
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2005
This is one of my favorite recipes; have used it for years and everyone compliments me when I serve it. Just wanted to say that it is best to leave an inch around the edges of the meat and put the rectangle of hamburger on a larger sheet of foil and use it to roll the loaf into a cylinder. Be sure to press the ends together well to prevent cheese from oozing out, as well as the long seam. I usually bake in a broiler pan on the foil, punching some holes in the foil so the fat can drip down. Can melt mozzarella cheese wedges on top the last 5 minutes of baking time. Hope this helps. Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2003
This was delicious! I made this recipe and substituted 1 lb. of ground turkey for 1 of the pounds of ground beef. Also I used 1 lb. ground sirloin because it's a leaner cut. So the resulting change was 1 lb. of ground turkey mixed with 1 lb. of ground sirloin instead of 2 lbs. of ground beef. I also cut the cooking time to 1 hour. If using turkey like I did the cooking time could possibly be cut down to 50 to 55 minutes since the turkey cooks much faster than beef. Next time I make this I might add a tomato based sauce on top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2005
In response to gabbysmom if you cooked the meatloaf at 350F for 75 minutes the ground beef probably wasn't raw. Most likely the meat was pink from the nitrates (or nitrites) in the cooked ham tranfering to the hamburger. This has happened to me when I have made this recipe; but if you check a cross-section I think you will find that the flavor and texture are fine. That is why ham is pink! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2008
This was the best meatloaf I have ever made. Hands down - and the only one I've actually loved. I did change out some of the ingredients only due to what I had on hand (1/2 turkey-1/2 spicy sausage salami and pepperjack cheese) but this was one I would make again and again and again - and truly I have never once said that about meatloaf. Thanks for the creative recipe it is delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2010
Great starting point but somewhat bland as is. As written it should offend none. However I used turkey in place of the beef (we're trying to limit red meats ) tripled the Parmesan and switched out the oregano for 1 Tb basil the flavor of which we far prefer. Before rolling with the cheese and ham I placed fresh basil leaves on top of the cheese then rolled. Served atop a nest of fresh home made linguine bathed in a fresh tomato-basil sauce and passed more sauce to put over the meatloaf. Truly a memorable meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2003
WOW!!!! This is the best!!! It's cheap easy and SO GOOD! New favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2004
I definitely will make this again. I didn't put the ham in the middle just the cheese. Also used 3/4 c. crushed Club crackers instead of the bread. The spices are great and when it's cooking it smells really good. Hubby is somewhat of a meatloaf officianado (as most men are:) and he said this was one of the best I've made (I've tried about 4-5 from this site in the search for the ever ellusive "best"). Yummy! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2010
This is an excellent meatloaf! I make this all of the time! Read More
(10)
Rating: 2 stars
11/27/2009
the meatloaf was OKbe forwarned - the meat did not seem to cook through - the part just by the ham still had a raw taste & was a bit pink. I would not recommend this approach to meatloaf. Read More
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