BBQ Meatloaf And Caramelized Onion Pizza


On Saturday night I wanted to make us a fun family dinner, but I also had some meatloaf cups (recipe coming later this week) in the freezer that I wanted to use up. I didn’t have enough meatloaf cups to just make those with a side dish though. So I decided it was time to creative. Here is what I came up with.

BBQ Meatloaf & Caramelized Onion Pizza
For Pizza Dough

  • 1 c. warm water
  • 2 T. yeast
  • 2 T. honey
  • 3 T. olive oil
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 3 1/2 c. flour

1. Dissolve yeast in warm water for 5 minutes. Stir in honey, olive oil and salt. Add the flour, 1/2 c. at a time, until dough is no longer sticky. (This can be done in a stand mixer also.) Knead for about 5 minutes.
2. Place dough in a greased bowl, cover and let rise for 30 minutes. Punch down dough, knead 1 minute, recover in greased bowl and let rise 1 – 1 1/2 hours.
3. Roll out pizza crust and place on a pizza stone, or press onto a cookie sheet sprinkled with corn meal. Prebake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool and top with pizza toppings.

For Pizza Toppings –
–BBQ Sauce

  • 1 c. ketchup (or, in a pinch like I was, 1 can tomato paste, 1 can water, 1 t. apple cider vinegar and 1/2 t. salt)
  • 2 T. worchestschire sauce
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • 1 t. each; garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, black pepper
  • 1/2 t. crushed red pepper flakes

1. Stir all ingredients together until combined.

Caramelized Onions

  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 T. butter
  • 2 t. honey

1. Melt butter in a skillet. Add onions and honey. Cook over medium-low heat for about 20 minutes, until onions are tender and caramelized.

6 meatloaf cups, leftover meatloaf or meatballs, cut into cubes

–2 c. shredded cheddar cheese

To put the pizza together:

  1. Spread BBQ sauce over pizza crust. Top with caramelized onions.
  2. Cover onions and sauce with chopped meatloaf.
  3. Cover all with shredded cheese.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees, until crust is done and cheese is melted.

We could not believe how delicious this pizza was. I will definitely be making it again soon!

I will post the full game plan for this dinner later on this week.

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7 thoughts on “BBQ Meatloaf And Caramelized Onion Pizza

  1. THis sounds scrumptious! WE have pizza every Friday night. I will have to try this one with our pizza night. Thanks for sharing! 😀

  2. Oh, I KNOW that must have been yummy. Looking forward to the meatloaf cup recipe. Thanks for coming back to TMTT.

  3. Thanks so much for posting this! This looks very good. I get so excited anytime you post a new recipe because they all look so good! You must be very good at cooking. Maybe I can fake it by following your recipes. lol

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