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Beef Pizza Loaf Recipe

Beef Pizza Loaf Recipe

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 YIELD: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

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.

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 Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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