Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Pizza Meatloaf

Meatloaf and pizza come together in this delicious dinner recipe with pepperoni inside and cheese and pizza sauce on top!

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I found two recipes for pizza meatloaf and made both with varying levels of success - aka the consistency and baking time weren't always the most accurate. I messed with the recipes until I reached one that really worked for me. I have had horrible luck with stuffing my meatloaf with cheese, so cheese is on top. Instead of using whole pepperonis and chopping them, I opted for mini pepperonis. They are way less of a headache. One of the recipes called for 4 eggs and sauce in the meatloaf mixture, I went with 2 eggs and no sauce in the mixture. The final result was definitely a keeper and the whole family truly loves this variation on meatloaf. All the elements of pizza are there and who wouldn't love meatloaf that tastes like pizza!

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What you need:
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 lb. Italian sausage
  • 1/4 cup mini pepperonis
  • 2/3 cup pizza or spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup Panko
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 2 Tbsp. dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 8 oz. sliced mozzarella or Provolone, divided
  1. Mix together beef, sausage, pepperoni, Panko, eggs, oregano, parsley, salt, and Parmesan.
  2. Place mixture into a loaf pan and top with sauce and slices of cheese.
  3. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 1 hour or until cooked through.
  4. If your cheese isn't browned, you can broil it on low for a couple minutes.
Recipe adapted from A Mind"Full" Mom and Cookies & Cups

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Grumpy's Honeybunch's Jalapeno Cheddar Meatloaf sounds like it'll taste like a jalapeno popper and I am all about that. I cannot wait to try it. I love making foods that aren't pizza have pizza flavors. These Italian Pizza Burgers are one of our favorite burgers.


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