Pizza Meat Loaf Cups
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts2 meat loaf cups: 327 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 119mg cholesterol, 416mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein.
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Mar 8, 2018
These were very moist and definitely a friendly flavor for kids. However, I would add more seasoning to them next time, or incorporate a bit of sausage in the mixture, as another reviewer suggests. I can see how these would be good to make in batches and freeze for quick dinners for busy families.
Jan 28, 2018
These were very tasty, little treats. Changes I made were using my Sauce, (since I had it on the stove), adding a little garlic powder and crushed red pepper flake, and topping with a little Parmesan. Delicious. I suggest putting on a sheet pan under muffin tin, to catch overflow.
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.
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.
Jun 18, 2014
Can't wait to try
Nov 10, 2013
I used 1lb ground beef and a half pound Italian sausage. It was really good. Kids and hubby liked them. Easy!
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.
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!
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!
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.