Meat Stuffed Garlic Bread
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Serves: 8 servings
 
Ingredients

GARLIC PESTO
  • 1 cup garlic cloves
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1⁄2 cup olive oil
  • 11⁄2 teaspoons kosher salt
MEAT FILLING
  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 1 pound ground beef OR veal
ASSEMBLY
  • 24 mini (2-3 inch) pizza dough rounds
  • 1 egg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Prepare the garlic pesto: Place all pesto ingredients into a blender jar. Blend until mixture is completely smooth. You can also do this using an immersion blender and placing ingredients into a tall container. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the meat filling: Heat oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add meat; cook, stirring to break up the lumps, for a few minutes, until meat starts to brown. Add about 1⁄2 cup of garlic pesto; stir well to combine.
  4. Assemble the garlic bread: In a small bowl, whisk together about 1⁄4 cup garlic pesto and egg. Set aside for topping.
  5. Brush a layer of garlic pesto over 1 pizza dough round. Top with about
  6. tablespoon meat mixture, then fold dough around filling. Stretch the dough as you work to make sure it will enclose the filling. Place filled round, seam-side down, on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
  7. Brush reserved pesto and egg mixture generously over the top of each filled round. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Plan Ahead:
  9. Meat-stuffed garlic bread can be prepared ahead and frozen until ready to serve. Rewarm, uncovered, until heated through.
Recipe by Overtime Cook at http://overtimecook.com/2020/01/19/meat-stuffed-garlic-bread/