Nonna's Italian Style Meatloaf
Nonna's Italian Style Meatloaf

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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