Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

From Lean and Luscious by Bobbie Hinman and Millie Snyder. I started making this recipe years ago in college and it's still one of my favorites. Baking the meatloaf on a rack lets the fat drain away, so this is a bit drier than traditional spongy meatloaf.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine tomato sauce and spices.
  3. In a large bowl, combine beef, crumbs and 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce mixture. Mix well. Spread meat on a piece of wax paper, forming a rectangle about 8 x 10 inches.
  4. Spread spinach over half the meat. Top with Mozzarella cheese, still only covering half the meat.
  5. Fold meat over so that spinach and cheese are inside. Seal edges.
  6. Transfer meat to a rack in a shallow baking pan. Top with remaining tomato sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake 1 hour.

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Made this tonight for dinner and it was absolutely great! The only change I made was add onions instead of the garlic powder (personal preference). It was truly the best meatloaf I've ever had. Will definitely make again. Thanks for sharing!

Skooch November 14, 2007

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