Muffin-Sized Pizza Beef Meat Loaves

Muffin-Sized Pizza Beef Meat Loaves

The recipe for these little Muffin-Sized Pizza beef meat loaves are the perfect size and flavour for children’s meals – serve them with the Vegetable Sauce and some pasta to complete the meal.

15 Minutes

RatingDifficultyIntermediate

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Muffin-Sized Pizza Beef Meat Loaves

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins

 1 ½ lb (750 g) Lean Ground Beef Sirloin or Round*
 1 egg, beaten
 ½ cup (125 mL) finely shredded carrot (1 large)
 ⅓ cup (75 mL) finely shredded onion (1 small)
 ¼ cup (50 mL) fine dry bread crumbs
 1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano
 ½ tsp (2 mL) salt
 ¼ tsp (1 mL) pepper
 ½ cup (125 mL) pizza sauce
  Simple Vegetable Sauce (recipe follows)

1

Combine beef, egg, carrot, onion, bread crumbs, oregano, salt, pepper and 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the pizza sauce. Mix lightly but thoroughly to blend.

2

Divide mixture among 12 muffin cups, pressing into cups. Divide remaining pizza sauce among meat loaves, spooning some sauce on top of each.

3

Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until digital instant-read thermometer inserted into centre of several meat loaves registers 160°F (71°C). Serve with Vegetable Sauce.

4

Makes 6 servings

5

Simple Vegetable Sauce: In skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil over medium-high heat; add 1 cup (250 mL) EACH diced red sweet pepper and zucchini. Cook stirring occasionally until softened. Add 2/3 cup (150 mL) pizza sauce; heat through.

6

• *Other Options: Lean Ground Chuck or Lean Ground Beef

Ingredients

 1 ½ lb (750 g) Lean Ground Beef Sirloin or Round*
 1 egg, beaten
 ½ cup (125 mL) finely shredded carrot (1 large)
 ⅓ cup (75 mL) finely shredded onion (1 small)
 ¼ cup (50 mL) fine dry bread crumbs
 1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano
 ½ tsp (2 mL) salt
 ¼ tsp (1 mL) pepper
 ½ cup (125 mL) pizza sauce
  Simple Vegetable Sauce (recipe follows)

Directions

1

Combine beef, egg, carrot, onion, bread crumbs, oregano, salt, pepper and 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the pizza sauce. Mix lightly but thoroughly to blend.

2

Divide mixture among 12 muffin cups, pressing into cups. Divide remaining pizza sauce among meat loaves, spooning some sauce on top of each.

3

Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until digital instant-read thermometer inserted into centre of several meat loaves registers 160°F (71°C). Serve with Vegetable Sauce.

4

Makes 6 servings

5

Simple Vegetable Sauce: In skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil over medium-high heat; add 1 cup (250 mL) EACH diced red sweet pepper and zucchini. Cook stirring occasionally until softened. Add 2/3 cup (150 mL) pizza sauce; heat through.

6

• *Other Options: Lean Ground Chuck or Lean Ground Beef

Muffin-Sized Pizza Beef Meat Loaves
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