Rolled meatloaf with tomato sauce

    2 hours 45 min

    This meatloaf recipe is a little different than the average meatloaf. Seasoned beef mince is rolled and then baked with a rich tomato sauce. Serve with mashed potatoes and vegetables, if desired.

    12 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 160g chopped onion
    • 75g chopped green pepper
    • 60g chopped celery
    • 1 (400g) tin whole plum peeled tomatoes with juice
    • 225g passata
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian herb seasoning
    • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
    • 3/4 teaspoon garlic granules
    • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 475ml water
    • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 675g minced beef
    • 55g Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
    • 1 teaspoon garlic granules
    • 1 teaspoon Creole blend seasoning
    • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 175g grated mozzarella cheese
    • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 2 teaspoons Italian herb seasoning

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:2hr15min  ›  Ready in:2hr45min 

    1. To make tomato sauce, heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat; cook and stir the onion, green pepper and celery in the hot oil until the onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Pour the undrained whole tomatoes, passata, 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian herb seasoning, sugar, oregano, 3/4 teaspoon garlic granules, Worcestershire sauce and water into a liquidiser and blend until smooth. Pour the tomato mixture into the saucepan and simmer over low heat for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Stir in 4 tablespoons parsley. Set aside.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 23x33cm or similar sized baking dish.
    3. In a bowl, mix together the minced beef, breadcrumbs, 1 teaspoon garlic granules, Creole blend seasoning, cayenne pepper and salt until the mixture is thoroughly combined; spread into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
    4. Scatter the mozzarella cheese over the meat; spread 4 tablespoons of the sauce over the cheese. Sprinkle the sauce with 4 tablespoons chopped parsley and 2 teaspoons of Italian herb seasoning. Pick up one end of the meat layer (short side) and gently roll the meat around the filling. Reposition the meat roll in the centre of the dish and pour the remaining tomato sauce over the roll.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until the roll is no longer pink in the centre, 45 minutes to 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the centre should read at least 70 degrees C.

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    Was going to make meatloaf tonight, so I decieded to give it a shot. Did not make the sauce, as I was short on time. Used favorite canned sauce. Was worried I wouldn't be able to find Creole seasoning in my Yankee grocery store but low and behold- there it was. This gives it a very interesting flavor. Fun to make, and pretty easy. My husband and I both liked it. TIP- be sure to mix dry ingredients before you try to mix them into the meat.  -  27 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The only reason I am not giving this a 5 star rating is because of the time/effort to put the meal together. It tasted great, but it was just way to time consuming for me. I might try it again, but next time I will omit the homemade sauce and use a basil marinara from a jar instead ;-)  -  12 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Tastes great and a very firm loaf so its filling but the amount of work involved was time consuming. This also meant for a lot more dishes to wash Hubby really liked it for sandwiches though since it holds its shape better than most meatloaves. I couldn't find creole seasoning in the grocery store so I used the adobe seasoning I made up, also found on this site. Don't be put off with the amount of sauce it makes because once in the oven it will thicken.  -  12 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)