Italian Meatloaf Recipe

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  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs; mix in veal, cheese, parsley, 1/4 of the garlic and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  2. On a sheet of plastic wrap, pat half of the veal mixture into a 8 x 7 inch rectangle. You will make two loaves this way.
  3. Lay half the Swiss chard, ham, cheese and parsley sprigs, lengthwise down the centre of the meat mixture.
  4. Lift up long sides of plastic wrap to centre, pressing into loaf shape; seal edges.
  5. Repeat with the remaining veal mixture, Swiss chard, ham, cheese and parsley sprigs.
  6. Place bread crumbs in shallow dish; roll each loaf in bread crumbs to coat.
  7. In a large, deep non-stick skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat; brown loaves on one side, using two spatulas, turn over and brown on second side.
  8. Lift loaves out of pan and place in 13 x 9 inch glass baking dish; set aside.
  9. In same skillet, fry onion, celery and remaining garlic, until softened, add salt and pepper. Cook about 5 minutes.
  10. Add tomatoes, tomato paste and oregano, break up tomatoes with a spoon; bring to a boil.
  11. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes; pour over loaves.
  12. Bake at 350 degrees until meat thermometer registers 170 degrees, approximately 45 - 55 minutes.
  13. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  14. To serve - slice thickly and spoon sauce over top.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 264.29 Kcal (1107 kJ)
Calories from fat 121.44 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.49g 21%
Cholesterol 127.92mg 43%
Sodium 679.85mg 28%
Potassium 410.18mg 9%
Total Carbs 7.74g 3%
Sugars 1.6g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0.98g 4%
Protein 27.08g 54%
Vitamin C 3.9mg 6%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Calcium 193.4mg 19%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 140.25 Kcal (587 kJ)
Calories from fat 64.45 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.16g 21%
Cholesterol 67.88mg 43%
Sodium 360.78mg 28%
Potassium 217.67mg 9%
Total Carbs 4.11g 3%
Sugars 0.85g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0.52g 4%
Protein 14.37g 54%
Vitamin C 2.1mg 6%
Iron 0.8mg 9%
Calcium 102.6mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.2
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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