Friday 28 April 2017

Globecooking recipe : Pizza-style meatloaf (USA)

Classic American meatloaf topped with pizza sauce and parmesan (or mozzarella would be even better) is ideal for a quick and simple, family-friendly midweek meal. Serve with pasta, rice or mash and salad.

Pizza-style meatloaf

ingredients :

drizzle of olive oil
2 onions
1 clove of garlic
3 mushrooms
500g minced beef
salt, pepper, oregano, basil
a good shake of dried breadcrumbs
1tbsp ranch seasoning (optional)
1tbsp fajita seasoning (optional)
1 tin of pizza sauce (or tomato puree)
chopped parmesan

 Finely chop the garlic, onions and mushrooms. Gently fry in the olive oil for 8 minutes until soft and translucent.

Break up the mince in a bowl and stir through the onions, garlic and mushrooms. 

Add the breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, oregano and basil.

As I had some American-style seasonings to use up, I added some of these too but they are purely optional.

Mix it all up and pour into a roasting tin or ovenproof dish. 

Use your hands to press it into a loaf shape.

Bake at 180° for half an hour. Stab in the centre with a sharp knife to check the juices run clear.

I had a can of pizza sauce which has a lovely rich herby flavour to complement the tomatoes, but you could use regular tomato puree instead.

Spoon on top and spread it out so it is covered in a thick layer.

Dot with chunks of cheese. I used parmesan but mozzarella or cheddar would be great too.

Pop back in the oven for ten minutes until the cheese melts. 

Cut into slices and serve.

Adding to this month's #KitchenClearout linky as it used up some odds and ends of seasoning mixes.

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