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Italian Meatloaf

Nonna's Italian Meatloaf

Serves 4-6

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Nonna's meatloaf recipe is great hot or cold, and if you think meatloaf is bland, you haven't tasted this one. Try serving this meatloaf with a dish of sauteed greens, and garlic mashed potatoes. This dish also freezes well, so you might consider making two of them, and freezing one for later.

2 Pounds Lean Ground Beef

1 Pound Ground Pork

1/2 Pound Frozen Spinach, Cooked, Squeezed And Chopped Fine

1/2 Pound Mushrooms, Cleaned And Sliced

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 Egg, Beaten

2 Cups Soft Bread Crumbs

1/2 Cup Provolone Cheese, Cut Into 1/4 Inch Dice

2 Cloves of Garlic, Minced

1/2 Cup Red Wine

4 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese

1 Cup Cooked Ham, Cut Into Dice

2 Tablespoons Oregano

1 Tablespoon Basil

Salt & Pepper

Saut� the mushrooms in the oil until golden. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. mix the remaining ingredients together, then place in two 9 X 5 inch loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour, covering with foil if needed the last 20 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes then serve.

Variation: Try a coating of prepared tomato sauce during the last 20 minutes of cooking.

Nonna Lina � 2003

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