Onion, Green Bell Pepper, Olive Oil, Marinara Sauce, Panko, Garlic, Eggs, Worcestershire Sauce, Basil, Parsley, Oregano, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Ground Beef, Ground Pork,  Salt & Pepper

– Sweat the vegetables. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a nonstick skillet or saute pan. – Add the onion, reduce heat to medium and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until the onion softens. – Add the green bell pepper and cook another 2 to 3 minutes.

Add Seasonings

Combine Garlic, Dried Basil, and Oregano, then remove from heat, transfer to a large bowl, and allow to cool briefly. Add the Parsley, Panko, 1 cup of the Marinara sauce, Dry Red Wine, Worcestershire Sauce, Parmesan cheese, Mozzarella, Salt and Black Pepper.  Mix well.

Mixing Time

– Add the ground beef and pork and mix well again until the meat is thoroughly incorporated, being careful not to overwork it.

Form Your Loaf

– Transfer to the prepared double-lined baking sheet and form into a neat loaf shape. – Place the Italian meatloaf in the oven and bake for 55 to 60 minutes.

Sauce It Up

– Pour the remaining marinara sauce over the meatloaf and bake for another 10 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165 degrees in the center.

Let the meatloaf rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with more Parmesan or Mozzarella cheese if desired.

Enjoy! Serve as is, or as a sandwich, over mashed potatoes or used as a make ahead meal for the week!

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