Sicilian Meatloaf  is a comfort food that’s easy enough to make for family dinners. While adding great flavor, the veggies also help the meatloaf  stay nice and moist.

  • PREP TIME: 30 minutes
  • COOK TIME: 1 hour
  • TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 40 minutes

Ingredients of Sicilian Meatloaf

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • about 1/4 lb deli ham
  • 12-15 large basil leaves
  • 1 1/4 cup either mozzarella cheese

How to Make Sicilian Meatloaf

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Take a pan and put olive oil and heat them.
  2. Add onion and red pepper, cook for 5 min. Put garlic and cook until garlic is fragrant.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. In a bowl, add ground beef, bread crumbs, parmesan, eggs, tomato paste, salt, pepper, parsley and vegetable mixture, mix well.
  5. Take a large sheet of parchment paper and lay it out on the counter.
  6. Place your meat mixture in the center.
  7. Top rectangle with a layer of ham, a layer of basil and then a layer of cheese.
  8. Now roll the meatloaf up, jelly roll style.
  9. Press down on top seam to seal and press the ends together to seal as well.
  10. Now your Sicilian Meatloaf is ready to serve with sauce and vegetables.