Pesto Filled Spiral Meatloaf

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READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cover the inside of a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with aluminum foil.
  • In a mixing bowl, thoroughly combine the ground chuck, sausage, bread crumbs, beaten eggs, salt, nutmeg, and pepper.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the pesto, 1 cup of the Cheddar cheese, the crumbled bacon,a nd the hard-cooked eggs.
  • Place the meat mixture between 2 sheets of waxed paper and roll into a rectangular shape about 1/3 inch thick.
  • Remove the top sheet of waxed paper and spread the pesto mixture all over the top of the flattened meat.
  • Roll up the meat like a jelly roll, peeling back the remaining waxed paper as you go.
  • Shape the ends of the roll, as needed, with your hands to form a neat cylindrical shape, entirely enclosing the pesto.
  • Place the meat loaf, seam side down, in the prepared baking pan.
  • Sprinkle the meat loaf with the remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese.
  • Bake until cooked through and browned, 1 hour.
  • Pesto: Place the garlic and half of the olive oil in a food processor.
  • Process until the garlic is pureed.
  • Add the remaining oil, the basil, pine nuts, and Parmesan.
  • Process to a smooth paste.
  • The pesto should be fairly dry for the meat loaf.
  • If the puree is too wet, blot it with paper towels to remove excess oil.
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