THE INGREDIENTS LIST:
FOR THE MEATLOAF:
1 Lb.Of ground beef.
1 Lb.Of ground pork.
1 Cup.Of breadcrumbs.
1/2 Cup.Of grated Parmesan cheese.
1/4 Cup.Of fresh parsley, chopped.
2 cloves garlic, minced.
1 small onion – chopped.
2 large beaten eggs.
1/2 Cup.Of whole milk.
1 Tbsp.Of Italian seasoning.
Salt and black pepper to taste.
FOR THE MARINARA SAUCE AND GLAZE:
1 1/2 Cups.Of marinara sauce (store-bought or homemade).
1/2 Cup.Of mozzarella cheese, shredded.
Prepare your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).
Mix the ground beef, ground pork, breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, chopped parsley, minced garlic, chopped onion, beaten eggs, whole milk, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper together in a large mixing bowl. Add the ingredients in the order shown above. Combine all of the components by thoroughly combining the ingredients.
Form the mixture into a loaf and place it in a baking dish that has been greased.
Make a well in the middle of the meatloaf and pour approximately half a cup of marinara sauce into it. On top of the meatloaf, evenly distribute a good amount of marinara sauce.
Bake the meatloaf in an oven that has been warmed to nearly the same temperature for one hour, or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit (71 degrees Celsius).
In the last ten minutes of baking, evenly distribute the shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the meatloaf. This will enable the cheese to melt and become golden brown.
Before slicing the meatloaf, you should give it a few minutes to rest first. This encourages the fluids to redistribute, resulting in a product that is both tender and juicy.
Easy Made Italian Meatloaf is a hearty, flavorful dish that’s perfect for family gatherings or a comforting weeknight meal. The combination of rich Italian flavors and gooey melted cheese creates a culinary experience that’s both familiar and exciting. Enjoy the satisfaction of this homestyle favorite and savor the memories it brings to your table.