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Cheese Stuffed Pizza Meatloaf

My husband is not much of a meatloaf person. Me? I LOVE meatloaf. It's a comfort food to me. I made him this meatloaf thinking it would be something different that he might like. He liked it, but said it needed more cheese. So, I came up with this recipe that includes a LOT more cheese. This is a rich recipe, and can be made with lean ground beef and light cream cheese to make it a little lighter, but we won't be eating this too often, so I'm going all out for this recipe.

This is pretty simple, but one thing you need to try to remember is to not over-handle the ground beef. If you want tender meatloaf (and why wouldn't you?) Only mix it until everything is incorporated.
Once all the ingredients are mixed together, pat the mixture out flat onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Take your softened cream cheese...

And spread a thin layer on top of the meatloaf.

Sprinkle the mozzarella and Parmesan Cheese onto the meet mixture.

Roll the meat up and pinch the ends together to seal.

Slice the meatloaf into personal sized pieces. You wouldn't have to do this, but it quickens the cooking time.

Make sure you pinch the meat together so as much cheese as possible stays inside.

Spread a little pizza sauce on each one. 
Bake at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until meat is cooked through.

Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and put back in oven for another couple of minutes until cheese is melted.

 You could also make these and freeze them. When ready to eat, thaw and cook according to the directions. 

Cheese Stuffed Pizza Meatloaf
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
1/2 cup Italian Seasoned Breadcrumbs
1/4 cup diced onions
1/4 cups diced green pepper
1 egg, whisked
20 slices pepperoni, diced
1/2 cup pizza sauce, plus a little extra for the top of the meatloaves.
3 oz softened cream cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
3 TB grated Parmesan cheese

Add salt, pepper, breadcrumbs, diced onion and green pepper, egg, pepperoni and pizza sauce to the meat mixture, mixing with hands gently until just incorporated. Do not over mix.

Pat meat mixture out flat onto parchment lined baking sheet. Take softened cream cheese and spread a thin layer in the middle of the meat mixture, then sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Fold the meat mixture up and pinch ends closed.

Slice into smaller pieces to make individual loaves. Spread a thin layer of pizza sauce on top of each loaf.

Bake at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes.


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