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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 8 servings

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 turkey or beef
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  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Sliced fresh mushrooms and green pepper, optional

Nutritional Facts

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

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

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

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

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

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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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