excitement found in odd places
Don’t laugh but I am kinda obsessed with meatloaf.
It’s the only real “recipe” that I am brave enough to mess around with and make new creations. Something about combining a bunch of things into one loaf and seeing it come out as an amazing concoction really makes me smile.
I am totally not joking.
I have a BBQ Pineapple Meatloaf (perfect in the summer) and a Turkey Gingersnap Meatloaf (perfect in the fall) up my sleeve.
See? Totally out of the box, right?
One of these days I will share those recipes but not today. Nope. Today we are talking about an Italian Meatloaf with a twist. How about a pizza twist?
1.25 pounds ground turkey (or beef)
1/2 can pizza sauce
1 cup Italian breadcrumbs (or oats)
1 egg, beaten
1 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 bag Italian blend cheese
Italian seasoning, to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix everything together in a large bowl, except cheese.
Spread half the meat mixture into a loaf pan. Cover with cheese. Spread remaining meat mixture on top.
Bake for 45 minutes.
I am a little giddy looking at the cheese poking out. I am thinking that next time I will add some olives into the mix.
I am such a freak. Only I could be this excited by meatloaf. Heh.
Do you like meatloaf?
I’ll admit that as a child I didn’t care for it but I think I was scarred by the meatloaf-like substance that was served in my school cafeteria. That I promise was not meatloaf.