Sicilian Meat Roll
2 Eggs, beaten
3/4 Cup Soft Bread Crumbs
1/2 Cup Tomato Juice
2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley, snipped fine
1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano, crushed
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
1 clove Garlic, crushed
2 pounds Ground Beef
8 slices Deli Ham (lunch meat)
1-1/2 Cups shredded Mozzarella Cheese
3 slices Mozzarella Cheese
Combine Eggs, Bread Crumbs, Tomato Juice, Parsley, Oregano, Salt, Pepper, and Garlic; crumble in Ground Beef and combine well. On parchment paper or waxed paper, pat meat into a 12-inch by 10-inch rectangle. Arrange Ham on meat; sprinkle with shredded Mozzarella. Roll up, starting at the short end; place seam side down in a greased 9 x 13 pan; carefully seal edges and ends if need be. Bake at 350* for 1 hour, 15 minutes--center will be pink due to the Ham. Place sliced Mozzarella on top the last 5 minutes. Serves 8.
"And the Child grew and became strong in spirit,
filled with wisdom,
and the grace, favor and spiritual blessing of God
was upon Him."
This is a good 'dressed-up' meat loaf--hungry boys especially like this (but then, they like just about anything, don't they?!). This recipe is from my Mom.