2 lbs ground beef( you can sub pork or turkey or any mix as you please)
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs(or plain plus 1 tsp Italian seasoning)
1/2 cup onion, minced
2 cloves garlic,minced
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup green pepper, minced
3 TB chopped fresh parsley(1 TB dried)
1 TB fresh oregano(1 tsp dried
2 TB fresh basil(2 tsp dried)
3 TB tomato paste(a little less than 1/2 a 6 oz can)
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup shredded mozzarella (I actually used a mozzarella/smoked provolone mix)
Preheat oven to 375
Combine all in a bowl and gently mix together.
Shape into a loaf in a large pan
Bake for 1 hr and 15 minutes until internal temp is 165. In the last 10 minutes of baking sprinkle on a little more cheese.
Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting.
This was using 2.5 lbs ground turkey so a little bigger than 'normal'