Sicilian meat roll (created for roanoke times contest 199

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 \N Beaten eggs
¾ cup Soft bread crumbs
½ cup Tomato juice
2 tablespoons Parsley
½ teaspoon Oregano
¼ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Pepper
2 \N Clove garlic, minced
2 pounds Lean ground beef
8 slices Boiled ham (thin)
6 ounces Shredded mozzarella
3 slices Mozzarella, halved

Combine eggs, bread crumbs, tomato juice, parsley, oregano, salt, pepper & garlic. Stir in ground beef, mixing well. On foil, pat meat to a 12x10" rectangle. Arrange ham slices on meat, leaving a small margin around edges. Sprinkle shredded cheese over ham.

Starting from the short end, carefully roll up meat, using foil to lift. Seal edges and ends. Place roll, seam side down, in 13x9x2" pan. Bake in 350~ oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Put cheese wedges over the top of the roll. Return to the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese melts.

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