Created for About.com by Linda Larsen, this pizza is a new, different and delicious way to enjoy leftover meatloaf. This recipe will feed 4 to six hungry leftover lovers and takes 25 minutes to make from start to finish.
Try it the next time you make meatloaf and just aren’t in the mood for it the next day. Your guests won’t even notice that the tasty meat in the pizza came from your former culinary concoction.
Enjoy this pizza.
1 loaf French bread, sliced lengthwise
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
2 cups crumbled leftover meatloaf
1-1/4 cups pizza sauce
2 cups shredded cheese (your choice)
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Hollow out the French bread slices, leaving about 1/2" shell. Freeze the removed bread to use for bread crumbs. Brush the hollowed-out loaves with olive oil. Bake for 5 minutes until just starting to toast. Remove from oven and set aside.
2. In large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper; cook 4 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook 4-5 minutes longer. Add meatloaf; stir gently, and heat through.
3. Spread pizza sauce over the toasted bread halves. Pile meatloaf mixture onto the bread and sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 5-9 minutes until bread is crisp, pizzas are hot, and cheese is melted and just starts to brown.