Meat-Za Pie Recipe
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Meat-Za Pie Recipe

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"Our young daughter loves to help in the kitchen," shares Denise Albers of Freeburg, Illinois. "This pizza-shaped meat loaf is so easy to make that she can do several steps by herself."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup plain or seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup canned sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 slices process American cheese, cut into thin strips

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 355 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 93 mg cholesterol, 1036 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the milk, bread crumbs and garlic salt; add beef. Stir with a fork just until mixed. Press onto the bottom and 1/2 in. up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. pie plate.
  2. Combine ketchup and sugar; spread over beef mixture. Sprinkle with mushrooms. Sprinkle with oregano and Parmesan cheese.
  3. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reaches 160°; drain. Arrange American cheese in a lattice pattern on top. Cut into wedges. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Meat-Za Pie in Quick Cooking May/June 1999, p40

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Reviewed Mar. 7, 2012

"I first made this pie more than 10yrs. ago..My picky daughter loved it! She also liked baking it. I made it last year for my friends kids & they loved it! im glad you still have it in your files. Check out steak pie & city chicken there great for kids."

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