Cheese-Filled Italian Meat Loaves
Kids will love these individual meat loaves with a surprise inside!
10 min.prep time
45 min.total time
3/4 pound extra-lean ground beef
3/4 pound Italian sausage
1/2 cup Italian-style bread crumbs
1/2 cup pizza sauce*
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 ounce chunk mozzarella cheese, cut into 18 (1/2-inch) cubes
Pizza sauce, heated
Heat oven to 350°F. Combine beef, sausage, bread crumbs, pizza sauce, pepper and egg in medium bowl.
Form beef mixture into 6 individual, oval-shaped loaves. Insert 3 cubes cheese into center of each loaf, reshaping loaves if necessary. Place loaves into ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 30-45 minutes or until loaves are no longer pink in center (some cheese may come out during baking).
To serve, spoon pizza sauce over meat loaves.
*Substitute your favorite spaghetti sauce.
Nutrition Facts (1 serving)
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Recipe #12615©2003Land O'Lakes, Inc.