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B.L. going Italian...

Meat loaf is making a big comeback. Recipes popping up in magazines and online. Even pans created just for meatloaf.  Well how about a Bud Light meatloaf to add to the mix.(rolled meat in sauce).
It's easy to make, just make sure you have plenty of time for bake time which takes about 1 hour 15-30 minutes.
But worth the wait...

This recipe is inspired by the 'Italian Bracciloli

Bud Light Italian Meatloaf

1 pound of groud beef (90-10 or 80-20) you can also use ground turkey, chicken...
4 slices of bacon
(you can also use turkey bacon)
1 egg
1-cup of Italian bread crumbs
1 teaspoon of garlic powder (total 1/2 in the loaf and 1/2 rolled with it)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of dried parsely
1 teaspoon of oregano
1 teaspoon of basil
1 teaspoon of thyme
1/4 to 1/2 cup of onio chopped
(optional...also use onion powder if you don't ike onion chuncks)
1- 8 ounce can of tomato sauce  or Marinara sauce
(I went for the marinara 1 cup w/ 1/4 cup Bud Light)
1 bottel of Bud light that will be used in several areas of the 'Italian Meatloaf'

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add 1/3 cup of Bud Light to 2/3 cup of water.  Set a side.
Fry  the bacon until it's really crispy and crumble it.Set a side.  Take the onion and saute it with a pinch of garlic powder and 2 tablespoons of Bud LIght until all the liquid is gone. Take off heat.

Combine the ground beef, cup of bread crumbs (might have to add a little more if it seems too moist to roll), egg, garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon, a pinch of salt , also 1/2 of the bacon and onion, also combine all the seasonings together and use 1/2 of them in the meat... in a large bowl  (Wash your hands really well-)it's easier to combine with your hands. Set out some wax paper on the counter and spread the meat mixture in a square 8x8 shape.

Sprinkle the other 1/2 of the spices, the rest of the bacon and onion mixture, and 1 cup of shredded parmesan and mozarella cheese.  Roll the meat into a loaf and put in a glass loaf pan or glass baking dish. Bake about an 1 hour- 1 hr 15 minutes. Put about 1 cup of marinara/tomato sauce with 1/2 cup of Bud light.. pour it over the 'Italian Loaf and bake another 15 minutes. Sprinkle a bit more parmesan cheese. Let it cool about 10 minutes.

Put a piece of the Bud LIght Italian Meatloaf  on top of your favorite noodles that were boiled with water and the rest of the bottle of Bud Light. Mix in some butter and parmesan in the noodles.

You  serve it with a cold bottle of Bud Light/Bud Light LIme Rocks too and a nice salad.

Enjoy!  Bud Light Italian Meatloaf!  It  Rocks!

08/14/2011 11:00PM
B.L. going Italian...
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