Rolled meatloaf with ham, cheese & spinach
- 1kg lean beef mince
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 Tbspn fresh/dried parsley
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
- salt & pepper to taste
- 100g ham
- 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
- 2 cups grated cheese
- 500g bottled pasta sauce
- 1/2 cup water
Place a large sheet of aluminium foil on the bench. In a large bowl, combine mince, garlic, parsley, eggs, breadcrumbs, salt & pepper. Mix with hands until well combined.
Tip mince onto foil & shape into a large rectangle, approx 1.5cm thick. Spread the ham, cheese & spinach over the rectangle, leaving 2cm around the edge with no topping.
Take the long edge of the foil, tightly roll the meatloaf away from you, tucking in cheese & spinach as you go. Pull back the foil as you roll. Seal the ends of the mince so the filling doesn't leak out.
Wrap the entire loaf in foil & refrigerate until required.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees c. Place the loaf (wrapped in foil) into a large baking dish. Bake, covered in foil for 1 hr, then open the foil and pour approx 1/2 of the pasta sauce over the meatloaf. Add 1/2 cup water to the bottle of sauce, shake to mix with remining sauce in bottle. Pour this over meatloaf also. Bake, uncovered for a further 15 mins.