Mozzarella Meat Loaf

2 pounds lean ground meat
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup saltine cracker crumbs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
One 8-ounce can pizza sauce
3 slices Mozzarella cheese, halved
Green pepper rings
Sliced mushrooms
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
Fresh parsley, chopped, optional

Preheat oven to 350F. Mix beef, eggs, crumbs, milk, Parmesan cheese, onion, salt and oregano. Shape into a loaf and place in a greased 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan. Base at 350F for 1 hour 15 minutes or until no pink remains. Drain. Spoon pizza sauce over loaf and top with Mozzarella slices. Return to the oven for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. saute green peppers and mushrooms in butter. Arrange on top of meat loaf. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Serves 8-10.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana