"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."
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.