1 1/2 pounds of lean ground meat
1 large onion, chopped
1 green bell bell pepper, chopped in small pieces
1/2 cup of whole milk
1/2 cup of chopped mushrooms (optional) The family loves them. I hate them.
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 cup of bread crumbs (regular, Italian or panko style)
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of onion powder
1/2 teaspoon of Adobo seasoning
3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
8 slices of mozzarella or provolone cheese (I used mozz) (thick cut)
Preheat the oven to 350F.
In a medium skillet, sauté onion and peppers in oil until tender and soft.
Once the peppers and onions are cooked, mix them with the rest of the ingredients, including the meat and milk – (except the sliced cheese) in a large bowl. Work the mixture with your hands until it is completely incorporated.
Lightly spray a bread pan with pampering spray or butter or even olive oil, then take exactly half of the mixture and place it in the prepared pan.
Cover with 4 slices of your choice of cheese.
Put the remaining meat mixture over the cheese BUT reserving the last 4 slices, set them aside.
Bake for 30 minutes
Remove from the oven, cover with the last 4 slices, sprinkle with parsley and put back in the oven for the remaining 10-15 minutes OR until the cheese melts to your liking (I like mine a little crispy)
Let it rest for a few minutes before removing it from the pan, then serve.