Italian Meat Loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. New York Style Mild Italian Sausage
  •  lb. Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt, Pepper, Dry Basil and Dry Oregano
  • 1 Large Cloves of Crushed Garlic
  • ½ cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs
  • 1 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 2-3 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 4-6 Slices Lean Deli Ham
  • 3 Hard Boiled Eggs (peeled)

Procedure

  • In a large bowl add ground beef, sausage, salt, pepper, basil, oregano, garlic, bread crumbs, tomato sauce and 1 raw egg mix until all is well blended.
  • Put mixture on a large piece of wax paper and flatten out to a square approximately 1/2 thick.
  • Place 4 slices of ham on the center of mixture; then the shredded mozzarella cheese evenly all over.
  • Place the 3 hard boiled eggs on top of the ham.
  • Take ends of paper, lift meat over the edges, and work until it starts to form a jelly roll loaf.
  • Then with your hands form the meat loaf into shape and make sure ends and seams are sealed.
  • Place in center of a pre-oiled baking pan and bake at 350o for 30 to 45 minutes, then reduce temperature to 300o and continue cooking for 20 minutes.
  • Time may vary according to your oven. Let rest 15 to 20 minutes out of the oven.
  • Slice and fan to see eggs.
  • Serve with your favorite gravy.
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