Recipe by Linda in MO
This is a Better Homes & Garden's recipe and my family loves it.
Top Review by LARavenscroft
A nice change to regular meatloaf - very, very good! I did forget to put the garlic in it so I can't wait to try it again - we found this would easily feed 8 people - a nice company dish. Thanks for posting.
- 2 slightly beaten eggs
- 3⁄4 cup soft breadcrumbs
- 1⁄2 cup tomato juice (or 1/4 c. tomato sauce and 1/4 c. water mixed)
- 2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- 6 slices fully cooked deli ham, thin
- 1 3⁄4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl combine eggs, bread crumbs, tomato juice, parsley, oregano, salt, pepper, and garlic.
- Stir in ground beef, mixing well.
- On foil, pat meat mixture into a 12x10 inch rectangle.
- Arrange ham slices on top of meat, leaving a 3/4 inch border around all edges.
- Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups cheese over ham.
- Starting from a short end, carefully roll up meat, using foil to lift and guide; seal edges and ends.
- Place roll, seam side down, in a 13x9x2 pan sprayed with Pam.
- Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until it reaches 170 degrees and juices run clear.
- (Center of meat roll will be pink because of the ham.) Sprinkle remaining cheese over top of roll; return to oven for 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
- Remove to a platter to serve.
- 6 servings Source: Better Homes and Gardens Serving Ideas: I like to serve this with buttered pasta with Italian seasonings, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper mixed in, baked potato bread from my bread machine, mandarin orange tossed salad, and dessert.