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Slow Cooker Pepperoni Pizza Meatloaf


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

A meatloaf made in your crockpot that is inspired by pepperoni pizza! Mozzarella and diced pepperoni are combined with lean ground beef to make a flavorful combination that kids and adults both love. 


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Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean or extra lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce (plus more for basting)
  • 1/3 cup chopped pepperoni
  • 1/4 cup grated mozzarella (plus more for melting)

Instructions

  1. Combine the ingredients. In a bowl, using gloved or clean hands, mix together the beef, garlic powder, worcestershire, Italian seasoning, kosher salt, pepper, egg, breadcrumbs, tomato sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella.
  2. Form the meatloaf. Form the meatloaf into the shape of a loaf pan that fits inside your slow cooker. Place the pan in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  3. Cook: Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours. Carefully remove the meatloaf. The meatloaf may not look done and bit watery on top. The broiler step helps this immensely. If you’re worried about doneness use a thermometer to make sure the middle of the meatloaf is 160 degrees F.
  4. Broil: Place the foil/pan under the broiler for about one minute to dry out the meatloaf a bit. Then baste is with a little tomato sauce and put it under the broiler for another minute. Then sprinkle with a little grated mozzarella cheese and broil for one more minute.
  5. Serve. Serve the meatloaf and enjoy. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also freeze the leftovers for a couple of months.

Notes

I used my 6 quart oval Kitchenaid slow cooker.*

To form the meatloaf I used disposable gloves. I just order them off of amazon* and use them for kitchen tasks such as this one.

You can get creative with this recipe and add in more pizza flavors such as green peppers and olives.

  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Slow Cooker

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe
  • Calories: 303
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 566 mg
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Protein: 28 g