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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole 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 beef
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup 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 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 398 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 147mg cholesterol, 851mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein.

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