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 And Caramelized Onion Pizza

Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: meatloaf, Pizza


For Pizza Dough

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp yeast
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2  tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 cup flour

For Pizza Toppings –

    –BBQ Sauce

    • 1 cup 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 tbsp worchestschire sauce
    • 2 tbsp brown sugar
    • 1 tsp each; garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, black pepper
    • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

    —Caramelized Onions

    • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
    • 2 tbsp butter
    • 2 tsp honey

    meatloaf cups,

    • 6 meatloaf cups, leftover meatloaf or meatballs, cut into cubes
    • 2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


    For Pizza Dough

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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

    • Stir all ingredients together until combined.

    —Caramelized Onions

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

    To put the pizza together:

    • Spread BBQ sauce over pizza crust. Top with caramelized onions.
    • Cover onions and sauce with chopped meatloaf.
    • Cover all with shredded cheese.
    • 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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