Spiraled Pizza Meatloaf

My husband does not like meatloaf very much at all.  My youngest daughter, however, loves it.  So being the good daddy that he is, he never complains when I make it.  

Even though he doesn’t complain, it still bothers me.  I want him to want to eat it!  We have been married going on 12 years, & I have been on a quest to come up with one he would actually request for dinner.

After numerous tries over many years, I finally did it!  I created a meatloaf he craves. 

Ladies & gentlemen – I present Pizza Spiraled Meatloaf!


Combine the first 8 ingredients, & 3/4 cup of the pizza sauce in a large bowl.  On a large piece of parchment paper, or silicone liner, press out the meatloaf mixture into a large rectangle.  

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Lay out the ham across it, followed by 1.5 cups of mozzarella cheese – leaving a 1 inch margin on the edge.

Roll the meatloaf up from the small end, pulling away the parchment paper or silicone liner as you roll – much like you would a jelly roll cake.


Press the sides together with your fingers to seal it well, along with the seam along the top.  Place in a 9×13 baking dish, seam side down.

Brush the remaining pizza sauce on the top.  



Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees, uncovered, for about 75 minutes.


Remove, & sprinkle an additional 0.5 cup to 1 cup of cheese on top, depending on how cheesy you like it.  I like lots of cheese!

Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes.  Remove from the oven & let it cool about 10 minutes before slicing.

Spiraled Pizza Meatloaf

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 pound Italian Sausage
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 4-6 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • ½ pound ham
  • 2-3 cups of Mozzarella Cheese

Directions:

  1. Combine the first 8 ingredients, & ¾ cup of the pizza sauce in a large bowl. On a large piece of parchment paper, or silicone liner, press out the meatloaf mixture into a large rectangle.
  2. Lay out the ham across it, followed by 1.5 cups of mozzarella cheese – leaving a 1 inch margin on the edge.
  3. Roll the meatloaf up from the small end, pulling away the parchment paper or silicone liner as you roll – much like you would a jelly roll cake.
  4. Press the sides together with your fingers to seal it well, along with the seam along the top. Place in a 9×13 baking dish, seam side down. Brush the remaining pizza sauce on the top. Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees, uncovered, for about 75 minutes.
  5. Remove, & sprinkle an additional 0.5 cup to 1 cup of cheese on top, depending on how cheesy you like it.
  6. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven & let it cool about 10 minutes before slicing.
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