Healthified Mini Pizza Meat Loaves

Muir Glen Healthified Mini Pizza Meat Loaves


1 cup Fiber One® original bran cereal

1 can (15 oz) Muir Glen® organic pizza sauce

1/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk

3/4 cup coarsely chopped turkey pepperoni

1/4 cup fat-free egg product

1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 lb extra-lean (at least 93%) ground beef

1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (2 oz)

Prep time: 15 minutes  |  Total time: 40 minutes

Enjoy dinner with these mini pizza meat loaves made using Muir Glen® organic pizza sauce.

Preparation & Directions

  1. Heat oven to 450°F. Place cereal in resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag and finely crush with rolling pin or meat mallet (or finely crush in food processor).

  2. In small bowl, reserve 3/4 cup of the pizza sauce. In large bowl, stir together crushed cereal, remaining pizza sauce and milk (mixture will be thick). Let stand 5 minutes.

  3. Add 1/2 cup of the chopped pepperoni, the egg product, oregano and salt to cereal mixture; stir until well blended. Add ground beef; stir until well mixed.

  4. Spray 15x10-inch pan (with sides) with cooking spray. Place meat mixture in pan; pat into 12x4-inch rectangle. Cut lengthwise down center and then crosswise into quarters to form 8 loaves. Separate loaves, using spatula, so no edges are touching. Spoon reserved pizza sauce on top of each loaf; spread evenly to cover top.

  5. Bake 20 to 24 minutes or until loaves are no longer pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center of loaves reads 160°F. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix remaining 1/4 cup chopped pepperoni with the cheese. Sprinkle evenly over top of each loaf. Bake 3 to 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.