1 egg, beaten
1 c. soft bread crumbs
1/2 c. bottled pasta sauce with vegetables and/or herbs
1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. dried rosemary, crushed
8 oz. Italian Sausage or pork sausage links or ground beef
1 lb. ground beef
2 oz. provolone or mozzarella cheese, cubed
2 tbsp. bottled pasta sauce with veggies and /or herbs
2 tbsp. shredded provolone or mozzarella cheese
fresh rosemary sprigs (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine egg,
bread crumbs, 1/2 cup pasta sauce, garlic and rosemary. Remove
casings from sausage if using. Add ground beef and sausage and mix
well. Press 2/3 of this mixture
into a 8X4X2 loaf pan. Make 1/2 in.
indentation down center of meat mixture. Place cheese cubes in
indentation down the middle. Pat remaining
mixture over top. Bake,
uncovered for 55-60 min. and let stand for 10 min.
Transfer to platter, drizzle top with 2 tbsp. pasta sauce, and sprinkle
with the cheese, garnish with rosemary if desired. Serves 6.