Friday, January 30, 2009
Sicilian Meat Roll
This was very good but VERY meaty. I haven't been eating as much meat lately so for me I only needed half of one slice.
2 slightly beaten eggs
3/4 cup soft breadcrumbs
1/2 cup tomato juice (or 1/4 c. tomato sauce and 1/4 c. water mixed)
2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
2 lbs lean ground beef
6 slices fully cooked deli ham, thin
1 3/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2In a large bowl combine eggs, bread crumbs, tomato juice, parsley, oregano, salt, pepper, and garlic.
3Stir in ground beef, mixing well.
4On foil, pat meat mixture into a 12x10 inch rectangle.
5Arrange ham slices on top of meat, leaving a 3/4 inch border around all edges.
6Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups cheese over ham.
7Starting from a short end, carefully roll up meat, using foil to lift and guide; seal edges and ends. 8Place roll, seam side down, in a 13x9x2 pan sprayed with Pam.
9Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until it reaches 170 degrees and juices run clear.
10(Center of meat roll will be pink because of the ham.) Sprinkle remaining cheese over top of roll; return to oven for 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
11Remove to a platter to serve.