Recipe By Nicole
Published Oct 19th
Prep 15m Cook 45m Additional - Ready In 1h
Servings 8 servings Calories 476.1

I never thought I could make a moist meatloaf without bread crumbs until I made this recipe! I definitely do not miss the bread anymore!

Recipe Ingredients

  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 6 medium mushrooms, minced
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 6 slices bacon, cut in half
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sugar ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. 2 Mix together ground beef, ground pork, mushrooms, onion, mozzarella cheese, egg, garlic, oregano, basil, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes in a large bowl until well combined. Form into a loaf shape and place in the middle of the prepared baking dish.
  3. 3 Mix together tomato sauce, ketchup, oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper for sauce in a small bowl; pour over the meatloaf. Place bacon slices on top of the meatloaf.
  4. 4 Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven until bacon is cooked and meatloaf is no longer pink in the center, about 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 476.1
  • Carbohydrate 6.3 g
  • Cholesterol 131.2 mg
  • Fat 38.6 g
  • Fiber 1.7 g
  • Protein 25.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 14.7 g
  • Sodium 927.2 mg

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Chef's Notes

You can use 1/2 of a fresh mozzarella cheese ball, diced in place of shredded mozzarella if preferred; You can add cut up veggies (like zucchini or anything you want) to this dish to bake alongside the meatloaf. Just add them at the end of step 2 and cover them with some sauce in step 3.