• Meatloaf…pizza……nope…not much in common there. You’ve got the classic 1960′s dish that has maintained severe popularity generation after generation. Compared to the consistently changing/not changing pizza; a favorite amongst every human being out there ages ranging from 2-100 years old! I think the only common denominator here (& it must be pretty obvious because math is not my strongest suit) is that both dishes are complete and utter comfort food. Unfortunately, when we tend to think of comfortort food, somehow “unhealthy” always comes to mind. I am telling you not to panic because my “Pizza Meatloaf Cupcakes” are made with fresh veggies, fiber-filled oatmeal and lean ground beef. Plus they are portion controlled with 3 whole cupcakes totaling only 1/4 pound of meat. I have to admit that I kind of fell in love with them and I can bet that you will be too!

Ingredients

  • •1 lb. lean ground beef
  • •1 egg beaten
  • •2 large garlic clove minced
  • •1/4 cup quick cooking oatmeal
  • •1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • •1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • •1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • •1 teaspoon dried basil
  • •1/2 teaspoon salt
  • •ground pepper to taste
  • •2 tablespoon water (My mother’s secret ingredient in meatloaf)
  • •1 small onion chopped
  • •1 red bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • •3 tablespoon olive oil
  • •1 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese or shredded veggie cheese
  • •1 cup tomato sauce
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PREP TIME 20 Min READY IN 35 Min
COOK TIME 15 Min SERVINGS 12
MAIN INGREDIENT Beef
MEAL/COURSE Dinner
TYPE OF DISH Pizza
COOKING METHOD Oven
CUISINE American

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 12-cup muffin tin.
  2. 2.) Heat a large skillet with olive oil and start cooking onions. After two minutes add in pepper and garlic and saute until tender. Let cool.
  3. 3.) In a medium sized bowl mix together first 11 ingredients until well combined. Dump in the veggies and mix again.
  4. 4.) Using an ice cream scooper, divide meat mixture evenly into muffin tins and spread about a tablespoon of sauce on top of each cupcake
  5. 5.) Bake for 15-20 minutes or until just starting to brown.
  6. 6.) During last few minutes of baking pan, remove meatloaf from oven and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  7. 7.) Place back in the oven and broil for a few more minutes or until cheese is completely melted.
  8. 8.) Let cool and serve!
  9. Nic’s Tips – Freeze leftovers in a re-sealable bag for up to 3 months.

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