Lucia's Meatloaf

Course : Beef
Serves: 4 - 6
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2 pound lean ground beef
10 ounces frozen chopped spinach -- thawed and drained
1 pound mozzarella cheese -- shredded
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon basil
1 large egg
1 Cup Italian seasoned bread crumb
1 teaspoon salt and pepper
1 Can crushed tomatoes -- (28 oz)
1 teaspoon basil
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 dash thyme
1 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste
1 dash red pepper

Preparation / Directions:

Mix all meatloaf ingredients together to form one large loaf or two smaller ones. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. Put in pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 2 hours. Meanwhile, make marinara sauce. Saute garlic in olive oil. Add basil and thyme and stir a minute. Add all other ingredients and simmer about an hour. Let meatloaf rest about 10 minutes. Serve with marinara sauce. This Italian meatloaf, studded with spinach and mozzarella, was a prize winner in the Miami Herald's contest many years ag


Nutritional Information:

4260 Calories (kcal); 332g Total Fat; (70% calories from fat); 275g Protein; 33g Carbohydrate; 1274mg Cholesterol; 2859mg Sodium

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