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You Need to Try This Mamma Mia Italian Meatloaf Recipe


You Need to Try This Mamma Mia Italian Meatloaf Recipe

Have you ever made meatloaf in the slow cooker before? If not, this is a great recipe to try it out for the first time. Meatloaf recipes are usually made in the oven, but by using a slow cooker you can make the whole process a lot easier on yourself.

A slow cooker helps cut down on the amount of time you have to spend in the kitchen. After you've had a long and busy day, the last thing you want to do is spend ages making dinner in the kitchen. This is one of those recipes that you can pop into the slow cooker before work.

You'll be able to come home to dinner already done. Imagine how nice that will be! This recipe needs to cook for eight to ten hours, which is plenty of time for you to go to work and come back. Your family will be delighted when they're greeted by the smells of a cooked meal wafting through the house when they get home.

Serve this meatloaf with mashed potatoes for a complete meal that everyone will love. Meatloaf and mashed potatoes is a tried-and-true classic that never gets old. For a side that the kids will adore, you can make macaroni and cheese instead. Now, here is the recipe!

Mamma Mia Italian Meatloaf


8 ounces Italian-style tomato sauce, divided
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/3 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork
1 cup shredded Asiago cheese, about 6 ounces


1. Reserve 1/3 cup tomato sauce; refrigerate. Combine remaining tomato sauce and egg in large bowl.

2. Stir in onion, bell pepper, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and black pepper.

3. Add ground beef and pork; mix well and shape into loaf.

4. Carefully transfer meatloaf to slow cooker. Cover; cook on low 8 to 10 hours.

5. Spread meatloaf with reserved tomato sauce; sprinkle with Asiago cheese.

6. Cover; cook 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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