I found my inspiration for this recipe from here. I figured if you can turn pulled pork into something like a cinnamon roll, then a meatloaf isn't a too far stretch of the imagination either.
I didn't anticipate cutting the log into the rolls would be so difficult- the pizza dough was so thick.
Though the rolls tasted more like pizza Hot Pockets more than meatloaf, but that was maybe because of the tomato sauce, American cheese, and pizza crust serving as the dough- you pretty much got all the components of pizza, so the meatloaf seasoning and breadcrumbs didn't really play a big part in the taste of the rolls. Guess I should've used more meatloaf seasoning. But the cinnamon was definitely noticeable and contrasted well with the savoriness of everything else.
My grandpa said this dish was very good.
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
A large bowl
A baking sheet
A rolling pin
A lasagna pan
Nonstick cooking spray
For the cinnamon rolls:
1 lb. cooked, ground beef
1 tbsp. light brown sugar
Pinch of Worcestershire sauce
Pinch of meatloaf seasoning
1 lb., 12" diameter pizza dough
3 slices American cheese
1. In a large bowl, mix the first 6 ingredients together.
2. Place the dough onto a baking sheet and flatten it a rolling pin(unless you're using premade pizza crust like I did, then in that case, just roll it out on the baking sheet).
3. Place half of the filling in the center of the flattened dough and discard the rest(or you can just eat it too).
4. Roll the dough vertically towards you into a log shape and pinch the ends of the roll to seal the filling.
5. Top the log with cinnamon and slice the log into rolls(pieces) using a serrated knife.
6. Spray a lasagna pan with nonstick cooking spray and place the rolls into the pan.
7. Bake the rolls in a 375 degree Fahrenheit oven for 17-22 minutes, or until the dough is fully cooked.