Sunday, January 23, 2011

Italian Parmesan Style Meatloaf

Little Italian Style Meatloaves perfect for game day and any party appetizers!

Make small individual loaves your kids will love these!
Italian Parmesan Style Meatloaf

1 1/2 pounds ground beef or ground turkey
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup dry Italian style flavored bread crumbs
1/4 cup tomato sauce or ketchup
1/4 grating cheese
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon fennel seed (optional)
2 cloves of minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 diced tomato
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 bell peppers diced
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl, mix together ground beef or turkey, eggs, bread crumbs, grating cheese and sauce. Add oregano, basil, garlic powder, half the diced peppers and 1 diced tomato. Press into loaf pan or form individual ones in the shape of footballs, top with more add more grating cheese bake till crispy looking then 15 minutes before cooked add more fresh chopped garlic, mozzarella,( optional: peppers and tomato,) cover loosely with foil till cheese is melted and serve.

Bake in the preheated oven approximately 1/2 hour remove foil until browned and crisp on top.
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20 comments:

Melynda said...

Claudia, these look very delicious!

felis said...

She looks beautiful

Drick said...

gotta love a good meatloaf and I do so like your Italian version, esp like the 'minis' for game day eating... made my momma's version last week and will be posting it next...

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious meatballs

Victoria said...

Swoon, these look so delicious! I would love these as a fun appetizer, and that melted cheese on top is just killing me :)

ARLENE said...

So cute! and I'm betting delicious as well.

Maria said...

Classic comfort food!

denise fletcher said...

I don't make meatloaf often, but a nicely done loaf is such a pleasure to eat! These are gorgeous - love the individual servings and mozzarella topping!

Elisabeth said...

Love your version of the Italian meatloaf. So rich, yummy, and comforting!

Swathi said...

Looks delicious.

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Wow, that is really cool, because on Sunday we made a meatloaf for the first time in years. Love the Italian style version.

Reeni said...

What delicious little meatloafs! Love the cheese over top - nice touch!

Cookin' Canuck said...

You're right - my kids would love these! What an original idea for Superbowl Sunday.

Lo-mo said...

Great looking meatloaves...love the cheesey topping on them. These will be a hit in the Little Kitchen for sure!

Sandra said...

This looks too good! I love it, will try this soon!

Lizzy said...

Claudia, what a fabulous idea!!! I've never thought of meatloaf as an appetizer, but since I love meatloaf, I'm all for it!!!

Greg said...

These look so good. I was thinking of putting them on a bun for game day.

Leanne said...

I really like the idea of making mini loaves! I often make my meat loaf in muffin cups and drizzle barbecue sauce over top afterward. The kids like it that way too! Meat cupcakes is what we call them :)

Diethood.com said...

I must try these! An Italian version of meatloaf...YUM! Thank you, Claudia ... this is finger licking good!

Annie said...

OMG these look so yummy! They would be good as a sandwich too!