Italian meatloaf sandwich

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
\N \N What is more homey than a
\N \N Meatloaf sandwich-hot or
\N \N Cold , with or without
\N \N Sauce. Leftover slices can
\N \N Be frozen for another time.
\N \N ..........................
1 cup Bread or cracker crumbs
1 cup Tomato sauce, homemade or
\N \N Canned
1½ pounds Ground beef
1 \N Egg, lightly beaten
1 small Garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons Grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon Salt
\N \N Freshly ground pepper
½ teaspoon Chopped basil
½ cup Grated mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons Olive oil
1 tablespoon Unsalted butter
2 pounds Onions, cut into 1 inch
\N \N Slices
2 pounds Bell peppers,cored,seeded
\N \N And cut into 1 inch slices
6 \N Italian rolls

1... Preheat the oven to 350~ F. Oil a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.

2... In a bowl, soak the bread crumbs in ⅔ cup tomato sauce, until the sauce has been absorbed. Add beef, egg , garlic, Parmesan,salt and pepper to taste.Pack into prepared loaf pan.

3...Bake 45 minutes. Pour off drippings and spoon the remaining ⅓ c tomato sauce over the loaf. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, return to oven, and bake 10 minutes longer. If serving warm, let rest in pan for 10 minutes.

4... While the loaf is cooking, heat oil and butter in a large skillet. Saute the onions and peppers until just wilted. Season lightly with salt and pepper.

5... Invert meatloaf on a board and slice. Split the rolls and warm them. Arrange meatloaf slices on the rolls and top with sauteed onions and peppers. Serve immeadiately.

Formatted for MM by Jeannie Allen From: Lewisallen

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