*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                          Meat Loaf Italian Style
 Recipe By     : Rival’s Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Cuisine; 1995
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beef
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      8 oz can      pizza sauce
    1                    egg -- beaten
      1/2  cup           chopped onion
      1/2  cup           chopped green bell pepper
      1/3  cup           dry seasoned bread crumbs
      1/2  teaspoon      garlic salt
      1/4  teaspoon      black pepper
    1 1/2  pounds        ground beef
    1      cup           shredded mozzarella cheese
                         foil handles -- see directions
 serves 8
 Reserve 1/3 cup pizza sauce; cover and refrigerate.  In a mixing bowl combine r
 emaining pizza sauce and egg.  Stir in onion, green pepper, bread crumbs, garli
 c salt, and black pepper.  Add ground beef and mix well.
 Fold meat mixture into a loaf and place on 3 foil handles.  Transfer loaf to an
 y size Crock-Pot.  Cover and cook 8 to 10 hours on LOW or 4 to 6 hours on HIGH.
   To ensure doneness insear meat thermometer into center of loaf and internal t
 emperature should read 170 degrees F.
 Spread loaf with reserve 1/3 cup pizza sauce.  Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
   Cover and let cook 15 minutes more or until cheese is melted.  Using foil sti
 rps, lift loaf from Crock-Pot and transfer to a serving plate.  Discard foil st
 rips.  Serve.
 Foil handles:
 Tear off three 20 x 3-inch strips of heavy foil or use regular foil folded to d
 ouble thickness.  Crisscross the foil strips in a spoke design.
 Place the foil handles on a large sheet of waxed paper. Place the meat loaf on 
 the spoke design.  Lift the ends of the handles to transfer the loaf to the Cro
 When ready to serve, simple lift the foil handles from the Crock-Pot and remove
  the meal to a serving dish.
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