2 eggs, beaten
¾ c. soft bread crumbs
½ c. tomato juice
2 Tbsp. snipped parsley
½ tsp. dried crushed oregano
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
1 small clove garlic, minced
2 lbs. lean ground beef
8 thin slices ham
½ c. shredded mozzarella cheese
3 slices mozzarella cheese, cut in half diagonally

Combine eggs, bread crumbs, tomato juice, and all spices - stir in ground beef. On a piece of foil or parchment, pat meat to a 12 x 10 rectangle. Arrange ham slices on top of the ground beef leaving a small margin around edges. Sprinkle shredded cheese over ham. Starting with the small end, roll up meat, pulling paper (or foil) away as you roll. Seal edges and ends and place seam down in a 9 x 13 x 2 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until done. Place cheese slices on the top of the roll and return to oven for 5 minutes to allow cheese to melt.


Contributed by: Phyllis Schaefer
Director of Nutrition Services
Plattsburg, Missouri