1/3 cup olive oil 1 large onion 4 garlic cloves, crushed 1 teaspoon basil 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon crushed hot red pepper 1 pkg. (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach (pkg. thawed, squeeze out water) 2 pounds ground lean beef 1 pounds Italian style sweet sausage 3/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs 3 eggs, beaten 1/3 cup(s) fresh grated Parmesan cheese 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
In skillet, heat olive oil over high heat. Add onion, garlic, basil, oregano, thyme, hot red pepper. Reduce heat to low and cook covered until onion is tender, about 20 minutes. Add spinach stirring to break up spinach for 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl combine beef and sausage. Stir in spinach mixture, bread crumbs, eggs, Parmesan cheese and salt; mix well. Form meat into large round meatloaf and bake for about 1 1/2 hours. You may serve with warmed tomato sauce on the side. Makes 6 servings
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