Pizza Meat Loaf Cups Recipe

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Pizza Meat Loaf Cups Recipe
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Pizza Meat Loaf Cups Recipe

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4.5 12 17
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Fix and freeze these moist little meat loaves packed with pizza flavor. They're great to reheat for an after-school snack or quick dinner on soccer night. My family likes to drizzle extra pizza sauce on top. —Susan Wollin, Marshall, Wisconsin
Featured In: 26 Muffin Cup Recipes
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Additional pizza sauce and basil leaves, optional

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, mix first four ingredients. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Divide into 12 portions; press each onto the bottom and up sides of a greased muffin cup. Add cheese to centers.
Bake until meat is cooked through, 15-18 minutes. If desired, top with additional sauce and basil before serving.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat loaves in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through.
Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Pizza Meat Loaf Cups in Quick Cooking November/December 2002, p48

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Additional pizza sauce and basil leaves, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, mix first four ingredients. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Divide into 12 portions; press each onto the bottom and up sides of a greased muffin cup. Add cheese to centers.
  2. Bake until meat is cooked through, 15-18 minutes. If desired, top with additional sauce and basil before serving.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat loaves in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through.
    Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Pizza Meat Loaf Cups in Quick Cooking November/December 2002, p48

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SMoskwa User ID: 7607513 264986
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2017

"Pretty good! Cooked pretty fast and was very moist. I added garlic for a little more flavor. Tastes like a cross between a meatball and pizza. I might try adding a little more meat next time, though."

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d2kcb01 User ID: 8284791 240950
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

"I'm going to definitely make these for my grand kids. I know they will love them made just as the recipe is written. For me though, I could have used a little more flavor. I think a 1/4 pound of Italian sausage and some oregano would do the trick."

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Tami12 User ID: 7842456 118727
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2014

"Can't wait to try"

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leslie1966 User ID: 3337908 205239
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

"I used 1lb ground beef and a half pound Italian sausage. It was really good. Kids and hubby liked them. easy!"

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hello1980 User ID: 7009908 205238
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2013

"I've made this recipe several times already. Super quick, easy and most importantly tasty. Love this recipe, I make it exactly as recipe says. Perfect every time."

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scrapo User ID: 2908723 132375
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

"The first time I made these I used turkey sausage and added some turkey pepperoni. Loved them, they were very saucy but perfect with a breadsticks on the side to soak of the sauce. The next time I used 1/2 ground venison, 1/2 turkey sausage....didn't like as well. Also added some onion & green pepper chopped. They did freeze well so that was a nice bonus!"

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stormxchaser57 User ID: 6115232 60131
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"I thought these were really good, my whole family enjoyed them and thought they tasted good. I doubled the recipe and put the leftovers in the freezer. I will definitely make these again!"

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Bdub6 User ID: 5557600 65650
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2011

"While this recipe tastes good, I found it messy and greasy to work with. One easy solution that I will adapt for next time is to butter one side of a slice of white bread with crust removed and push into muffin tin. Then place the meat mixture raw into the bread with an cookie/ice cream scoop, then bake as normal. The bottom of the bread gets very crispy and eliminates the greasy mess in the muffin tins. I made this for my freezer cooking co-op and will probably do again."

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mdonbru User ID: 1254478 136347
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"I thought these were pretty good, but a bit bland. I used roasted garlic seasoned breadcrumbs - next time I will probably add some garlic salt and some ground black pepper. My 8 year-old son liked them, but even he said they needed a little more flavor. Will definitely make them again!"

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jatruhe User ID: 3929240 36707
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2009

"I made this a few nights ago. It was a huge hit. My six year old son who only eats hot dogs or chicken nuggets asked for seconds and keeps asking when I am going to make it again."

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