Cheese Stuffed Loaf

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Recipe Yield 4 servings


1/2 cup ketchup
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound lean ground beef
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; mix well. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. On a large piece of heavy-duty foil, pat beef mixture into a 10-in. x 6-in. rectangle. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up, jellyroll style, starting with a short side and peeling away foil while rolling. Seal seam and ends. Place seams side down in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.