Stuffed Bacon Pizza Meatloaf

Lauren Conforti

By
@Hutt5asl

This was started by my son. He wanted me to make meatloaf, but use mozzarella cheese. I took it to the next level. ;)


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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
6-8

Ingredients

MEATLOAF

2 lb
ground beef
1
egg
1
envelope onion soup mix
garlic powder
oregano
basil
parsley
1 c
mozzarella cheese, shredded, divided
4
strips bacon, partially cooked
1/2 c
pizza sauce (below)

PIZZA SAUCE

1
14 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 can(s)
tomato paste
italian seasonings (garlic, oregano, basil, parsley)
2 tsp
sugar
parmesan cheese

Step-By-Step

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1Combine all Pizza Sauce ingredients in a saucepan. Simmer for 2-3 hours to bring out the sweetness in the tomatoes. Then set aside to use in the rest of the recipe.

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2Mix all meatloaf ingredients in a large bowl. Take 1/2 of the meat mixture and mold it onto an oval shale in a pan. Make an indentation across the top of this, leaving raised edges.

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3Fill indentation with 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese.

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4Take remaining meat mixture and cover the top of the meatloaf, making sure to seal in the mozzarella.

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5Top the meatloaf with the bacon. (I cut the strips in half, making 8 pieces, to fit the loaf better)

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6Cover the top with more pizza sauce, saving some sauce to put over the meatloaf on the plate. Cover with foil and place in 350 degree oven (or this can be cooked on a grill over indirect heat) for 1-1 1/2 hours, or until meatloaf is cooked through.

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7Remove foil & top with remaining shredded mozzarella. Bake until cheese is melted.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Meatloafs, Pizza
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: For Kids