Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins
Another recipe that was sent to me by our friend Steve in Pennsylvania. Haven't tried this one yet but it looks good.
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- 10 large olives, sliced (green or black)
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 small red onion, diced
- 1 1⁄2 cups mozzarella cheese, diced
- 1⁄3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 3 tablespoons capers, coarsely chopped
- 3 tablespoons pickled jalapeno peppers, diced
- 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes, diced
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons fresh coarse ground black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- nonstick cooking spray
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups tomato sauce
- Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C.
- In a large bowl combine all the ingredients for the meatloaf. Mix well.
- Spray a 12x4x4 inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Transfer meat mixture to the greased loaf pan, pressing the meat firmly into the pan.
- Brush top of meatloaf with olive oil.
- Place pan onto a baking tray to catch any drippings. Bake in the center rack of oven, uncovered, for 60 to 80 minutes, until internal temperature is 160°F.
- Remove from oven. Carefully drain excess fat and moisture from around the meatloaf.
- Allow meatloaf to rest in pan for 5 minutes to set.
- In the meantime, bring tomato sauce to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and keep warm.
- Transfer meatloaf onto a serving platter. Cut into 1 inch thick slices. Serve with warmed tomato sauce.
We had to change a few things in this recipe but the flavours were so fabulous that it still deserves 5 stars. The biggest change for us was the salt, it asked for 1 1/2 Tbsp... we put 1 1/2 tsp & it still was abit on the salty side. Increased the meat by adding 1 italian sausage but reduced the olives, cayenne & mozza cheese abit. The mixture was fairly (dry) crumbly so I added some soda cracker crumbs with 1 egg to help form it together. I cooked it on a broiler pan so the grease cooked off abit. It stayed together nicely & there was plenty of flavour to make the taste buds dance, thanks for sharing this recipe.
This recipe is chock-full of tasty ingredients and they all come together in a wonderful, slightly spicy harmony. We loved it and will have it again. Made for Photo Tag.