Italian-Style Meatloaf


1/2 medium eggplant, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 onion, quartered
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
1 pound ground pork
1 pound ground beef
3 eggs
1 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon black pepper


1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

2.Place the eggplant, onion, and garlic, in a food processor that has been fitted with its metal cutting blade. Process 15 to 20 seconds, or until finely chopped.

3.In a medium skillet over medium heat, heat oil until hot; cook eggplant mixture 4 to 5 minutes, or until softened.

4.In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients; mix well. Add eggplant mixture to meat mixture; mix well. Form into an oval shape and place on baking sheet.

5.Bake 65 to 70 minutes, or until juices run clear. Allow to sit 5 minutes before slicing.