Thursday, December 24, 2009

Pizza Meatloaf

It's like a personal pan pizza.
Only it's meat.
And there is no dough.
K never mind.

Seriously though, it's super yummy. Golden melted cheese, bits of pepperoni, tomato, garlic and oregano... what's not to love.


Shelly's Pepperoni Pizza Mini Meatloaf

1 Yellow Onion, diced
3 Green Onions, diced
3 cloves Garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Oregano
1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1/4 cup Italian Style Dry Bread Crumbs (or Oatmeal or Almond Meal)
1/4 cup Milk
1 1/4 pounds Ground Turkey, the average weight of 1 package
1/4 cup Storebought Bruschetta Sauce (fresh pasta section)
1 Egg, beaten
1/4 cup Pepperoni, chopped
1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese, chunks (I used 3 cheesesticks)
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
Olive Oil for sauteing

Saute onions till golden. Add garlic & seasonings and cook 1 minute more. Set aside to cool. Soak breadcrumbs (you can eliminate but it works out to 1 1/2 tsp per loaf) in milk for 1 minute. Add cooled veggies, soaked crumbs and all remaining ingredients to turkey. Mix till combined.

Divide into 8 equal mounds. Form into mini meatloaves or if you have this super groovy pan like me use it (spray with a little Pam first.)

Bake for 45 minutes in a 350 oven. These freeze well either cooked or uncooked. Leftovers are great with an egg for breakfast or crumbled into soup.

For dinner last night I served them with a green salad and my Roasted Garlic Yogurt Dip. I like to dip meats. It keeps everything headed in the right direction if you know what I mean ;) Warm marinara sauce would be a great dipper too.

I love these mini meatloaves. Not only are they are the perfect size for us weight loss surgery peeps (great portion control) they are just so flippin' cute. Very kid friendly.

Other Eggface Mini Meatloaves:

Shelly's Italian Artichoke Mini Meatloaf
Shelly's Turkey Mushroom Mini Meatloaf
Shelly's Greek Mini Meatloaf
Shelly's Mexican Mini Meatloaf
Shelly's Florentine Turkey Mini Meatloaf

3 comments:

RP said...

I'm thinking of making these in the mini muffin pans, do you think that would work?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Mini might be too small. I'd try regular muffin size though that should be fine. 12 cup might work out too ;) Let me know.

Merry Christmas!
~Shell

Leisa Matherly said...

Hi Shelly!

I had RNY surgery on 11/27/12 and was told about your blog in one of my support group meetings. I've made several of your recipes since then, and this one is by far my favorite! I used a mini loaf pan that made 12 perfect 2 oz. size loaves (my portion at this stage), then wrapped each loaf individually and froze them. When I'm in a meatloaf mood, I just take one out of the freezer and let it thaw in the fridge while I'm at work, then heat it up with some marinara sauce....yummo!

Thanks for all the great recipes and tips....you're truly an inspiration!