Michael Chiarello's Italian meatloaf recipe on FoodNetwork.com and the Italian-style meatloaf recipe on MyRecipes.com are good Italian meatloaf recipes. MyRecipes.com features a homemade-style recipe that calls for lean ground beef, tomato-basil pasta sauce, Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs and pre-shredded Parmesan cheese.
To make Chiarello's Italian meatloaf recipe, heat 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil in a saute pan, add 4 teaspoons chopped garlic and saute for one minute. Add 2 diced red peppers and 2 diced onions and set aside. Whip 1/2 cup basil leaves, 2 tablespoons parsley leaves and 4 eggs in a bowl, adding 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper last. Use a different bowl for mixing 2 cups grated Parmesan and 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs. Combine these mixtures with 3 pounds ground beef, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar and 2 tablespoons olive oil.
Use an oiled loaf pan for packing the meat mixture and spread 1 cup of marinara sauce over the mixture. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes in an oven preheated to 350 degrees.
The Italian-style meatloaf recipe on MyRecipes.com requires parsley, garlic powder, dried basil, dried oregano and salt. Also prepare onion, black pepper, egg whites and cooking spray. Mix the beef, pasta sauce and the rest of the ingredients. Coat the broiler pan with cooking spray before shaping the beef mixture. Bake for approximately 70 minutes.