Deep Dish Pizza Meatloaf

Put some fun back into that ho-hum meatloaf.

Deep Dish Pizza Meatloaf

Let your imagination run wild with whatever toppings you choose to finish your meatloaf off with.

Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion chopped fine
  • 1/4 green pepper chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. salt kosher preferred
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 green pepper sliced
  • 12 slices pepperoni
  • chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.  In a medium sized mixing bowl blend together the ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, pizza sauce, onion, pepper, salt, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.

  2. Grease up an 8 inch round cake pan or casserole dish with non stick spray.  Press the meat mixture evenly into the bottom of the pan.  Set aside.

  3. In a small bowl mix together the remaining 1/4 cup pizza sauce with the worcestershire sauce.  Spread the sauce evenly over the meatloaf.  Bake uncovered for 25 minutes.

  4. After 25 minutes of baking, bring the meatloaf out and top with the mozzarella, green pepper, and pepperoni slices.  Place back in the oven for another 20 minutes.  Let it cool a little and garnish with a sprinkle of parsley.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from delish.com

Did You Know:  Germans hid boiled eggs inside meatloaf, the Romans enjoyed theirs made with wine-soaked bread, spices, and pinenuts, Medieval Europe served it mixed with fruit, nuts and seasonings. Sometimes it was served hot, or wrapped in ham, or served cold with sauces, or was found jiggling in layers of gelatin.  I'll bet they never thought of Pizza Meatloaf! 

(source: mnn.com/food)

 

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