Monday, June 11, 2012

Italian Meatloaf Spiral

In an effort to avoid yet another mundane meatloaf I recently decided to jazz it up a bit and prepare it as a spiral with a different flavor from the usual. It was delicious! And while it can't really be considered a thing of beauty ☺ it fit the bill for something more exciting than a hunk of burger with a ketchup sauce on it. As much as we enjoy that kind as well!

Unfortunately I served it on a night when 3 of them were playing ball. They never eat much before a game, so I ended up with lots left over. But that was okay. I turned it into an easy crock pot Lasagna for tonight. Oh, right, 2 of them play ball tonight. Sigh...

Flatten the mixture into a rectangle. Make sure you do this on parchment paper because it's sticky and this will make it easier to roll.

Spread with ½ cup Parmesan Cheese and fresh basil, parsley, and oregano, keeping away from the edge about an inch so you can seal it better.

Shape into a loaf. Coat with 1 cup Parmesan Cheese (kinda press it into the meatloaf) and sprinkle with Roasted Garlic and Herb Seasoning. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake @350° for 60-75 minutes. Or till the center is done. I baked mine for an hour and a half but it was slightly crusty on the bottom.

Serve with Angel Hair Pasta and Pizza Sauce with Cream Cheese. (Heat the pizza sauce and cream cheese till smooth and cream cheese is melted. YUM!)

Here's the recipe:

3 lbs. ground beef
1 sleeves Ritz Crackers
3 eggs
3 cloves garlic, pressed
½ tsp. freshly cracked black pepper
1 large Spring Onion, chopped fine

1½ cups Parmesan Cheese, divided
Fresh Herbs,
 your choice for the amount
Roasted Garlic and Herb Seasoning

1 pint Pizza Sauce to
¼ cup Cream Cheese
Mix together and follow directions above.

~Be Blessed!~


  1. well I think it looks beautiful! Yum! A nice change from regular meatloaf...and a nice change from spaghetti with meat sauce!

    I've never tried pizza sauce with cream cheese...that sounds really good, too!

  2. What a great idea!!! I can't wait to try this.

  3. It need not be a thing of beauty. What matters is how it tastes :-)
    Will pas this on to wifey :-)