Welcome to Mama's Italian Recipes Blog

So who is Mama? Mama is a full blooded Italian woman raised in Brooklyn New York surrounded with good food and Italian culture. I want to share the recipes of the old world with the new world. Known for her exceptional dishes she loves nothing more than to prepare and serve these recipes to her friends and family.

Now, we share them with you.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Italian Meat Loaf Recipe

1 1/2 lb. ground round
1/2 lb. lean ground pork
1/2 c. Ricotta cheese
1/2 c. breadcrumbs, made from Italian or French bread
1 med. size onion, finely chopped
1/2 c. chili sauce
1 egg, slightly beaten
Salt and pepper
1/4 tsp basil
1/4 rosemary
slash of red wine
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, combine meats, cheese, bread crumbs, onion, chili sauce, egg and seasonings. Mix well. Shape meat mixture into an oblong loaf and place in a baking pan. Pour wine over loaf. Mix a tablespoon or two of water with tomato sauce. Spread over meat loaf. Bake 1 1/2 hours, basting from time to time.