Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins
This was a favorite of my son's. I lost the recipe and just found it. Posting so I won't loose it again!!! This is definitely a winner with the younger crowd. My son was making it at 8 years old! Now that he's older, we add mushrooms and spinach was suggested, which I'm gonna try next time I make it.
- 2 lbs ground chuck
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 small garlic clove, crushed
- 1⁄2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 (12 ounce) jar meatless spaghetti sauce
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 lb shaved virginia ham
- 1 1⁄2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
- fresh mushrooms (or canned) (optional)
- fresh spinach (chopped) (optional)
- Using only 1 cup of spaghetti sauce, mix first 7 ingredients.
- Spread out in rectangle on wax paper and place ham, then cheese on the meat mixture. If using mushrooms and/or spinach - layer that as well.
- Roll up like jelly roll. Place seam side down on a cookie sheet.
- Spread the remaining spaghetti sauce over all.
- Bake at 350 for 40 to 45 minutes.
- Can be made into 2 rolls and freeze one for later use. Just thaw and warm.
All in all a delightful and family pleasing dinner! We made a half recipe, but used the whole egg. Other than that no changes were made. The meatloaf was a welcome and different spin on a classic. I used Hunts plain spaghetti sauce, but next time would definitely upgrade to something with more razzmatazz.. The recipe contained clear instructions and made it easy enough for a beginning cook to follow. The ham spiral was definitely the star and was showcased when the meatloaf was sliced. I could see adding mushrooms, spinach, etc there as well. Thank you for sharing the recipe!