Smoked Meatloaf Pizza Style
Two of the best comfort foods on my list are Meatloaf and Pizza so what better way to enjoy a Veteran's Day dinner than combining the two into a Smoked Meatloaf Pizza Style. No, I wasn't able to actually combine a pizza crust and all the cheese, sauce, & toppings with a pound of Costco 88% lean beef hamburger with a pound of Jimmy Dean pork sausage so I did the second best. I chose to substitute my normal meatloaf tomato sauce ingredient with Extra Flavorful Ragú Homemade Style Pizza Sauce. That one change made all the difference in the recipe and gave the meatloaf that added pizza pizazz I was seeking to achieve. Give it a try ... I think you'll enjoy the results!
Ingredients: 1 lb 88/12% Costco Hamburger, 1 lb Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage, medium diced red onion, 2 eggs, 1 to 1½ cup Italian breadcrumbs, 1 tsp granulated garlic, 1 tsp garlic salt, 1 tsp black pepper, and 1½ cups Extra Flavorful Ragú Homemade Style Pizza Sauce.
Instructions: Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, separate mixture evenly into 2 meatloaves. Reserve ½ cup of the pizza sauce for later use to top the smoked meatloaves. Preheat your wood pellet smoker grill or a Green Mountain Grills WiFi Controlled Davy Crockett to 180ºF using CookinPellets.com Premium Perfect Mix hard wood pellets. Smoke the meatloaves at 180ºF for an hour before bumping the Davy Crockett pit temperature to 350ºF to finish the cook until the internal temperature reaches 160ºF. During the last 5 minutes of the cook, top the meatloaves with the pizza sauce. Rest the meatloaves loosely under a foil tent for 10 minutes before serving.
Served a couple delectable slices of the Smoked Meatloaf Pizza Style with a side of Potatoes Au Gratin and green beans. Turned out wonderful and will be on list of items to smoke again ...