I've adapted it a little to fit our tastes so check out Our Best Bites for their version and Mary Beth Albright's version here.
Cheesy Italian-Inspired Meatloaf
Adapted from Mary Beth Albright and Our Best Bites
Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a sheet pan with tin foil.
Mix the following ingredients in a sauce pan over low heat. Stir occasionally
- 1 c. ketchup
- 1 c. barbecue sauce (Use your favorite)
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp. mustard
- 1 TSP Worcestershire Sauce
Add 1 TBSP olive oil to sauce pan and add the onion and garlic. Cook until translucent. Then add parsley, basil, tomato paste, salt and pepper. Cook for approximately 1 minute, stirring constantly then remove from heat and set aside.
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1/4 c. fresh parsley
- 1/3 c. chopped fresh basil
- 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
- 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Mix and set aside
- 1 c. buttermilk
- 1/3 c. panko bread crumbs (I used Italian style bread crumbs)
Mix beef with the onion, garlic, tomato paste and herb mixture. Once combined add Parmesan Cheese, and buttermilk mixture.
- 2 lbs ground beef and/or pork (I like the taste of just beef, but you can add pork if desired)
- 1/2 C parmesan cheese
Dump meat mixture onto a clean surface and flatten out into a rectangle. Layer cheese down the middle of the meat and then roll the meat into a loaf (the cheese should be on the inside of the loaf). Place the meatloaf on the prepared pan and top with 1/2 of the barbeque sauce mixture.
Cook for approximately 45-50 minutes. Once cooked remove from the oven and brush with the leftover glaze. Let the meatloaf cool for 5 minutes then serve.
I hope you all enjoy this cheesy version of Italian Meatloaf.