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Cheese-Filled Italian Meat Loaves
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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

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

3 ounce chunk mozzarella cheese, cut into 18 (1/2-inch) cubes

Pizza sauce, heated

 *Substitute your favorite spaghetti sauce.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine beef, sausage, bread crumbs, pizza sauce, pepper and egg in bowl.

  3. STEP 3

    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).

  4. STEP 4

    Spoon pizza sauce over meat loaves.

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