Beef Pizza Loaf Recipe

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Beef Pizza Loaf Recipe
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Beef Pizza Loaf Recipe

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Pizza sauce, cheese and vegetables give this meat loaf its pretty pizzazz. It's an economical dish that feeds my husband and me for days.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 25 crackers)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano or 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Sliced fresh mushrooms and green pepper, optional

Directions

In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Pat into a greased 8-in. square baking pan.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°; drain.
Spread pizza sauce over top. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 10 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted.
Meanwhile, if desired, saute mushrooms and green pepper in a skillet. Using two large spatulas, carefully transfer meat loaf to a serving platter. Top with the mushrooms and green pepper. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Pizza Loaf in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p32

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 398 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 147mg cholesterol, 851mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein.

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 25 crackers)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano or 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Sliced fresh mushrooms and green pepper, optional
  1. In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Pat into a greased 8-in. square baking pan.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°; drain.
  3. Spread pizza sauce over top. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 10 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted.
  4. Meanwhile, if desired, saute mushrooms and green pepper in a skillet. Using two large spatulas, carefully transfer meat loaf to a serving platter. Top with the mushrooms and green pepper. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Pizza Loaf in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p32

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Ann_Marie_PA User ID: 220367 222291
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"It was ok...not enough spice so this would be a good recipe to play with. I would put half the beef mixture down then some pepperoni then the other half of the meat mixture. You MIX the first 7 ingredients then CRUMBLE the hamburger over the mixed ingredients."

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rayeellen User ID: 602940 75659
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"Dish was okay. Nothing to rave about. Kind of bland."

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bookmaus User ID: 6404226 46177
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2013

"Recipe said to combine first seven ingredients and bake;however, no meat is in first seven ingredients to bake."

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