Leftover Stuffing Meatloaf Pie couldn’t be easier; just ground beef and leftover cornbread stuffing and a few more ingredients. So easy that it really isn’t a “recipe”, is it? But, if you have leftover stuffing from your Thanksgiving and/or Christmas holiday celebrations and just are plain ol’ tired of eating stuffing by itself as a side dish, this is a good way to use it up and not waste it. And, your family will love it, especially if they’ve eaten turkey leftovers for days!
Don’t you love these “moody”, poorly lit photos? They aren’t stellar because I took these at night, with a flash. A big no-no in food photography unless you’ve invested in the appropriate lighting props.
But sometimes, rules are meant to be broken. I made my Leftover Stuffing Meatloaf Pie too late in the day to take photos. Not wanting to wait until the next day to eat our meatloaf (we were tired of turkey!), I decided to go ahead and take photos. These remind me of an old-fashioned ’50’s-type diner, with glaring lights, serving up the day’s special on a blue plate.
So, my Leftover Stuffing Meatloaf Pie is today’s “blue plate special”, served with leftover mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts. I made this many months ago, after Thanksgiving, but I run into this problem all the time, i.e., I cook so much that I have oodles and oodles of recipes photographed, but not enough time to get them on this blog!
Plus, I don’t want to overwhelm email subscribers by posting multiple posts in one day! So, my apologies for not sharing this recipe over the holidays, but now you’ll have it in your “back pocket” as a recipe for leftovers for next year!
Back to my Leftover Stuffing Meatloaf Pie:
Made with onions, celery, apples and walnuts, I admit my Easy Cornbread Stuffing is a bit unusual as part of a meatloaf recipe. But, the apples give it just a touch of sweetness, not unlike adding ketchup or barbecue sauce to your meatloaf mixture. And, the walnuts give it a nice unexpected crunch.
Anyway, its delicious and made in a regular 9″ pie plate; so cut into wedges, it makes a pretty presentation. Served nestled in mashed potatoes, your family will clamor for more and you won’t have any leftovers! If you do, there’s always meatloaf sandwiches, right?
Here’s the recipe:
- 2 pounds lean ground beef
- 2 cups leftover cornbread stuffing
- 1 egg
- ½ cup milk
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, by hand (just combine; don't over-mix).
- Pat into a 9" pie plate.
- Place pie plate on a baking sheet (to avoid dips) and bake in oven 45 to 55 minutes until nicely browned.
- Remove from oven and if meatloaf has made a lot of grease, carefully pour off grease into a heat-proof bowl and discard later once it has cooled.
- Cut meatloaf into wedges and serve at once.
Pin this to your holiday recipes Pinterest board and you’ll have it at the ready for next year! Or, if you make stuffing in the middle of the year, you have a new way to eat the leftovers!
(other recipes using leftovers)
- Leftover Cranberry Bliss Cookie Bars
- Creamed Potatoes with Ham and Petite Peas
- Cheesy Country Potatoes with Ham