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Cheesy Meatloaf

Italian-Inspired Meatloaf Recipe

6 - 8

Serves

15 mins

Prep Time

1 hrs

Cook Time

Sue Hamilton and Dana Alexander

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Sue Hamilton and Dana Alexander

This Italian-inspired meatloaf, with its fresh herbs and cheesy crust, has a firm texture, making it an excellent filler for sandwiches or crusty rolls.

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Ingredients

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500g Quality Mark beef mince

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1 tbsp olive oil

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1 onion

chopped

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1 garlic clove

crushed

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2 cups breadcrumbs

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2 tbsp red wine

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1 egg

lightly beaten

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2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

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3 tbsp tomato paste

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a small handful parsley

chopped

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5 fresh basil leaves

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1/2 tsp dried oregano

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1 cup grated mozzarella cheese

Method

To Make Meatloaf

1

Preheat oven to 200°C.

2

Heat oil in a large saucepan and stir onion and garlic over a moderate heat until soft.

3

The other half will be used for the topping.

4

Season with salt and pepper and mix well with clean hands.

5

Turn mixture into a greased meatloaf tin and firmly press down to fill the dish.

6

Cover with tin foil and bake in oven for 30 minutes.

7

Remove foil and top with remaining fresh breadcrumbs, grated mozzarella and lots of pepper.

8

Bake until cheese melts and bubbles.

9

Stand in pan for 5–10 minutes before serving, or cool and slice for sandwiches with a little salad, as pictured.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (121g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

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Energy

895 (213)kJ

Protein

22g

Total Fat

9.5g

Saturated Fat

4.4g

Carbs

9.9g

Sugars

2.1g

Sodium

268mg

Iron*

3mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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