This is a kid-friendly spin on the old-fashioned meatloaf mom used to make. The addition of pepperoni adds flavor and excitement. I use extra lean beef to account for the added fat of the pepperoni. If desired, top with tomato sauce or pizza sauce and extra Parmesan.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 loaf
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Combine chopped pepperoni, ground beef, tomato sauce, cracker crumbs, Parmesan cheese, eggs, minced onion, French-fried onions, garlic powder, oregano, and tarragon in a large bowl; form into a loaf in a loaf pan.

  • Bake in preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Place a layer of sliced pepperoni on the top of meatloaf and bake for 5 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

I chop the pepperoni in the food processor.

Nutrition Facts

688 calories; protein 38.3g 77% DV; carbohydrates 15.4g 5% DV; fat 51.6g 79% DV; cholesterol 189.6mg 63% DV; sodium 1952.1mg 78% DV. Full Nutrition