Thursday, August 4, 2011

Connie’s Meatloaf Roll, recipe #5

John loves meat loaf, so I knew when I saw this recipe for Connie’s Meatloaf Roll in Gooseberry Patch’s Autumn with Family & Friends, I knew we had to try it!autumnfamilyfriends
Mix together 2 beaten eggs, 3/4 cup plain bread crumbs, 1/4 cup ketchup (catsup?), 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. (Use a big bowl!)stuff for loaf-1
Add in 2 pounds ground beef.

I used 1 pound ground beef, and 1 pound ground elk meat. Hubby Doc does some hunting, and we have some deer and elk in our freezer from a hunting trip. The game meats are really lean, which means they taste great, but don’t hold together well for something like this. By mixing with lean ground beef, we get some of the game flavor, but the meat loaf does not fall apart.add ground beef-1
Open and drain a 7-ounce jar of roasted red peppers. I gave mine a quick rinse under cold water.roasted red peppers-1
Line a pan with aluminum foil…aluminum foil-1
And spread out your meat mixture in a nice rectangle.meat pie-1
Layer 6 slices of Swiss cheese to cover the meat cheese-1
Then layer the roasted red peppers on top of the cheese.layer red peppers-1
Roll the whole she-bang up like a giant jelly roll. (I will admit, I have never made a jelly roll. I get what it means, but should we change the simile?)

This was the hardest part of the whole thing.roll it up-1
Try to keep the peppers and the cheese inside while you roll… and then pinch the ends together so things don’t fall apart.all in a roll-1
Pop this in a 350 degree oven for an hour and 15 minutes.

The recipe calls for putting the roll into a 13x9 baking pan. I left it on top of the aluminum foil in my jelly roll pan. I am glad I did. It made a mess, and I had easy clean up!finished-1
Here’s dinner… Meatloaf roll, Grandma’s Buttery Mashed Potatoes from the same cookbook, and broccoli from our garden with a little seasoned salt. Yum!dinner-1
Special thanks to Gooseberry Patch for providing me with this great cookbook to try and to share with you. If you would like to see other great recipes, check out

Here’s the printable recipe card:Meatloaf roll recipe card
One of the comments in the cookbook is that this recipe was based off a meatloaf sandwich. We have not tried this as a sandwich, but I bet it would be great!!

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  1. Looks SO tasty, Marybeth! Love the idea of rolling goodies up in a meatloaf. Could be tasty with bacon or spinach or artichoke hearts or...

  2. Love that there is cheese in this recipe. Meatloaf is usually somthing that either taste great or bad, but yours looks quite tasty.

  3. Sounds good, I may have to buy this cook book.


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