Think Meatloaf is Boring? Try This Marvelous Recipe

Heather Doran shares a recipe for meatloaf that makes the ordinary extraordinary.

When you think meatloaf, do you think boring? This week’s recipe takes an ordinary dish and creates extraordinary flavor. Heather Doran shares her family favorite Italian meatloaf recipe.

“My kids love this meatloaf and won't eat 'regular' meatloaf,” Doran said. “The last time I made it, my 8-year-old son, Ian said 'Mommy this is the best meal I ever ate!' That's a big accomplishment for a mom of picky-eaters!”

There are a few special ingredients that makes Doran’s recipe different and give it great flavor.

“I like the added ham and mozzarella,” Doan said. “It gives it a unique taste.”

Doran has a great time-saving tip for all of you busy cooks out there.

“The recipe can be a little time consuming but it can be made and frozen which is nice for busy moms,” Doran suggests.

Italian Meatloaf


2 eggs, beaten

¾ cup bread crumbs

½ cup tomato juice or sauce

2 tablespoons parsley

½ teaspoon dried oregano

¼ teaspoon salt and pepper

Pinch of garlic powder

2 lbs. ground beef

8 slices of boiled or cooked ham

6 oz mozzarella


1. Combine first 8 ingredients.

2. Roll out on wax paper into a rectangle.

3. Spread ham and cheese over the top.

4. Roll up into a loaf.

5. Bake at 350 for 1 ¼ hours. 

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Until next week, keep living a life filled with food, friends and fun!

This article first appeared on Dacula Patch.

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