Italian Meatloaf Freezer Meal Recipe
Easy Italian Meatloaf freezer meal or slow cooker recipe. Directions for both are included!
Sarah @ Must Have Mom
Can Pizza Sauce
Seasoned fine dry bread crumbs
lean ground beef
In a large mixing bowl beat the egg with a fork.
Stir in 1/2 C pizza sauce and bread crumbs.
Add ground beef and mix well until combined.
Form into a tin loaf pan.
Top with remaining pizza sauce.
Cover and freeze. Package mozzarella cheese in plastic bag and freeze with loaf for use later.
Thaw overnight in fridge.
Bake at 375 degrees for one hour.
Top with mozzarella cheese and bake 10 minutes more until melted and bubbly.
Slow Cooker Variation:
Shape meat mixture into a round loaf.
Use disposable liner in crock pot to make lifting loaf out after cooking easy.
Make sure meat isn't coming in contact with sides of slow cooker to prevent burning.
Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or high 2.5-3 hours.
Lift meat from slow cooker using throw away liner and transfer to serving plate.
Spoon pizza sauce over top before serving. Sprinkle with cheese and let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
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