Feeding the Active Writer

This recipe is another meat loaf.  I call it “Pizza loaf” or when I’m in a more playful mood “The Ultimate Meat Lover’s Pizza.”

Ingredients
1 6 oz can tomato paste
1 12 oz can tomato sauce
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp thyme.
(Optional alternative:  two cups of a commercial low-carb pasta or pizza sauce)

2 lb ground chuck
1 lb Italian sausage
4 large eggs
2 cup flax meal

6 oz sliced pepperoni
1 lb grated “white cheeses” (Mozzarella, Romano, etc.)

In a small saucepan combine the tomato sauce, tomato paste, oregano, basil, and thyme.  Simmer over low heat 10 minutes or so.

In a large mixing bowl combine the ground chuck, Italian sausage, eggs and flax meal.  Mix throughly.

Place 1/4 of the meat mixture into the bottom of a 4-5 quart slow cooker.  Spread it so that it forms an even layer across the bottom.  Top with 1/4 of the tomato mixture, followed by 1/4 of the cheese and 1/4 of the pepperoni.  Repeat in layers using additional quarters until it’s all in the slow cooker

Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours.

Once it’s finished cooking, let it cool at least an hour.  Cut into wedge shaped slices and serve (or freeze to reheat and eat at a later date).  Makes 12 servings.

In the slow cooker, ready to cook.
 
  
After nine hours of cooking.

Served up.  Ready to eat.
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