For the March 2010 Menu I cooked with some local Once A Month Mom friends who have been doing my menus for over a year now. One of them is pregnant and thus unable to participate to her fullest extent, so we made a 1.5 batch of everything and had three cooks. While we were cooking a husband chimed in with a great family meatloaf recipe that he suggested I try. I loved the fact that it had ham in it and I was looking for ham recipes for the menu.
I was definitely not disappointed. This is a great tasting meatloaf. It isn’t your standard meatloaf which is what appealed to me. I like trying new things, or old treats in new ways. It is easy to make and easy to freeze.
Tricia @ Onceamonthmom.com
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 2 eggs, beaten
- .75 cups bread crumbs
- .5 cups tomato juice
- 2 Tablespoons parsley
- .5 teaspoons oregano
- .25 teaspoons salt
- .25 teaspoons pepper
- 8 slices boiled ham
- 6 ounces shredded Mozzerella cheese
Mix first 7 ingredients, then add to beef, combine.
On wax paper form meat mixture into a 10×12″ rectangle. Line with ham and cheese. Roll and seal seam. Cut in half. Seal ends and seam well, otherwise the cheese will just ooze out all over the place. Place on a foil lined baking sheet and bake 1 hour 20 minutes at 350 degrees. (You may wish to freeze one at this point if you are not serving 8-12 people).
This makes a really big meatloaf, so you can either make 2 and freeze one or have lots of meatloaf sandwiches for the week.
Follow directions but do not bake. Instead, wrap the meatloaf in wax paper and then plastic wrap. Place in a freezer bag until ready to use. To serve: Thaw. Unwrap and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake 1 hour 20 minutes at 350 degrees.