I'm a huge fan of taking restaurant meals and making them healthier. I found this Italian Sausage meatloaf at Murphy's Restaurant, one of my favorite dinner spots in Atlanta, and made it cleaner by taking out the breadcrumbs and cheese they had packed in. I serve it with a little homemade marinara sauce and green beans. It's so good, my mom even calls me and requests it once a month! Enjoy!
ITALIAN SAUSAGE SPINACH MEATLOAF
1/3 c. olive oil
1 lg. onion
4 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (add more for more spice)
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach (pkg. thawed, squeeze out water)
2 lb. ground lean pork
1 lb. Italian style sausage
3 eggs, beaten
1. In skillet, heat olive oil over high heat. Add onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes. Reduce heat to low and cook covered until onion is soft.
2. Mix eggs in bowl, add spinach to egg mixture, this will act as the glue that holds the meatloaf together. Add onion, garlic, and seasoning mixture to spinach and eggs.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl combine spinach, beef and sausage. Knead with hands until throughout mixed.
4. Form meat into large round meatloaf and bake for about 1 1/2 hours.
Great with warmed tomato sauce and green beans on the side!
Serves 4-6 people
This guest post was written by Donna Burke of YogainHeels.com.