Italian Meatloaf

Italian Meatloaf

2 pounds lean ground beef
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound Italian sausage
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups cracker crumbs
1 teaspoon oregano
2 eggs, beaten
1 clove garlic, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup pizza sauce
1 bell pepper, chopped

1/2 pound boiled ham, sliced thin
1 8 ounce can mushrooms, drained
8 ounces grated Mozzarella cheese

Mix first eleven ingredients together. Reserve 1/4 cup pizza sauce. On a large sheet of wax paper, pat meat into a 10 x 13 inch rectangle. Arrange ham on top of meat mixture, leaving a small margin. Spread mushrooms over ham. Sprinkle cheese over all. Reserve small amount of cheese. Start at 10 inch side and roll meat like a jelly roll. Use wax paper to lift. When rolled tightly, seal edges. Place seam side down in a 9 x 13 inch pan. Brush with reserved pizza sauce. Bake 1 1/4 hours at 375F, 10 minutes. Before done,sprinkle reserved cheese over and finish baking. Serves 10 to 12.

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