Grace’s Meatloaf

posted: 02/21/12
by: Buddy Valastro
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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour


  • 2 pounds ground meatloaf mix (equal parts veal, pork, beef)
  • 1 medium Spanish onion, chopped
  • 1 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 slices white bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 pounds whole milk mozzarella (not water-packed, Grace recommends Polly-O), grated and divided
  • 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly oil a 9 x 12 inch baking dish
  3. In a large bowl: combine the meat, onion, Romano cheese, breadcrumbs, parsley, salt and pepper. Dip slices of bread in water then tear up and mix into meatloaf mixture. Add 2 eggs, and 1 pound of grated mozzarella. Mix with hands to combine very well. Let mixture rest 5 minutes before shaping.
  4. Form meatloaf mixture into the baking dish. Spread top with tomato sauce and the remaining 1 pound shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake 45 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes before serving.

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