Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Pizza Pinwheel Meatloaf

Hands down, the best meatloaf you will ever eat....

1 lb ground beef, 93% lean
1 lb Italian sausage
1 1/4 cups rolled oats
2 eggs
1 15oz can of pizza sauce, divided

1 lb shredded mozzarella
1/4 lb pepperoni

3 slices smoked provolone

Preheat oven to 425* F

Mix beef, sausage, oats, eggs, and approximately 5 oz of pizza sauce.  Combine thoroughly.

Cover your work surface with a piece of plastic wrap, at least 20 inches in length.

Place meat mixture on the plastic wrap and pat out to a rectangular shape, approximately 9 inches wide by 15 inches long.

Cover the meat with shredded mozzarella.  Keep mozzarella within 1 inch of the edge of the meat. Top with pepperoni.

Beginning on the 9 inch edge, roll up the meat, jellyroll style, finishing by pressing the meat together at the end.

Place meat roll in a 4 x 9 inch loaf pan. (I placed the upside down pan over the meat roll and used the plastic wrap to assist in inverting the whole thing).

Top with remaining sauce.

Bake for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 350*F and bake for another 60 minutes. Top with smoked provolone during the last 15 minutes of baking time.

Remove from oven and allow to sit for 15 minutes before cutting and serving.

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