Pinwheel Meatloaf

Meatloaf is one of those recipes that just about every single person has their own version of and claim their version to be the best.  Some use barbecue sauce in their's, others glaze their's with ketchup, some add cooked onions, while others use the dried version.  I, on the other hand, never stuck to the same old recipe.  I would just add a little of this and a little of that.  "That" being whatever I have in the fridge and pantry.  However, I had become bored with regular old meatloaves.  I had just been introduced to stuffed or rolled meatloaves and decided to try one myself.  It turned out not only to be delicious but also beautiful as well.  You can toss out your old boring recipe and save this one in it's place.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Fresco Garlic Blend
  • 1 tablespoon Penny's Italian
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 cups pasta sauce, 1/2 cup mixed into meatloaf, the rest used under and over the loaf
  • 1 bag spinach, sautéed in olive oil
  • 1 8oz block mozzarella cheese, cut into slices

Begin by tearing off a large piece of wax paper, about 15 inches in length and lay it out on your work surface.  In a large mixing bowl combine the first seven ingredients.  Do not be afraid to get your hands dirty.  They are your best utensils when it comes to making meatloaf.  Once fully combined move the bowl ingredients onto the wax paper.  Again using your hands, spread the meat mixture out onto the wax paper until it is evenly spread and roughly 8x10.  Evenly distribute the sautéed spinach over the meat.  Place the sliced cheese over top the spinach.  

To roll the meatloaf use the wax paper as your guide and start rolling the meatloaf over itself.  Making sure to pull the wax paper out as you go.  No one wants to eat wax paper filled meatloaf.  

Pinch the meatloaf closed to seal in the yumminess on all ends.  Put a little sauce down in a baking pan, lay the meatloaf on top of the sauce and top with just a bit more sauce.  You can certainly use a jarred pasta sauce but we recommend you make our marinara using this recipe: Marinara Recipe.

Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160 and meat is no longer pink.  Slice and serve.  Scoop a spoonful of the sauce over the meatloaf and enjoy.  We enjoyed our's with a serving of angel hair pasta alongside.  

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