Really a favorite here. Italian style meatloaf. Full of flavor you will make it often!
Meatloaf Italian Style
Italian Parmesan Style Meatloaf
1 1/2 pounds ground beef or ground turkey
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup dry Italian style flavored bread crumbs
1/4 cup tomato sauce or ketchup
1/4 grating cheese
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon fennel seed (optional)
2 cloves of minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 diced tomato
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 bell peppers sliced
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl, mix together ground beef or turkey, eggs, bread crumbs, grating cheese and sauce. Add oregano, basil, garlic powder, half the diced peppers and 1 diced tomato. Press into a large loaf pan or form individual ones in the shape of footballs, top with more add more grating cheese bake till crispy looking then 15 minutes before cooked add more fresh chopped garlic, mozzarella,
( optional: peppers and tomato,) cover loosely with foil till cheese is melted and serve.
Bake in the preheated oven approximately 1/2 hour remove foil until browned and crisp on top.