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Beef Pizza Loaf

 Beef Pizza Loaf
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.
8 ServingsPrep: 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 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

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.

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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.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.