Pizza Fleischkäse aka Pizza Leberkäse

Pizza Leberkase
German Style Meatloaf

Learn how to make a special and very flavorful German Meatloaf named Pizza-Fleischkäse. This variation of Leberkaese gets this name because it has pizza toppings in the meatloaf mixture.

In this recipe I use one of the most common Pizza-Fleischkäse ingredients which are bell pepper and cheese cubes. In the south of Germany it is a very popular office lunch or snack while shopping, where it is eaten as kind of a Bavarian burger in a bun.

Pizza Liver Cheese

Angela Schofield
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Main Course, Snacks
Cuisine Bavarian, German, Swabian
Servings 2 loaves


  • 2 pounds ground beef lean
  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 pound ice cubes
  • 10 oz. cheddar
  • 3 tbsp dried marjoram
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tbsp. garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tsp. black pepper


  • Add ground beef and ground pork to a bowl and chill in the freezer.
  • Crush the ice cubes and place in the freezer.
  • Peel the onion, cut into eight pieces and add to the food processor.
  • Cut the bacon into inch size pieces and add to the food processor.
  • Add the garlic paste to the food processor and mince everything finely.
  • Transfer to a large bowl and chill in the freezer.
  • Dice cheese and bell peppers in 1/2-inch pieces.
  • Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
  • Remove the ice and the ground meat from the freezer.
  • 1Add about 3 cups of ground meat, a cup of ice, salt, pepper, and marjoram to the fod processor and mince finely.
  • Transfer the meat paste to the bowl with the ground bacon mix and repeat until all meat is finely minced.
  • Mix well by hand, then add bell peppers and cheese and mix again.
  • Transfer the meat paste to loaf pans. Press meat paste down and tap the loaf pans a couple of times.
  • Bake for 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
  • Leave the meatloaves in the pan for about 10 min. to cool down.
  • Pour out excess water and lift meatloaf on a cutting board.
  • Cut into finger thick slices and enjoy on a roll with some ketchup or mustard or serve with roasted potatoes and a side salad.
  • If you don´t use the Fleischkäse immediately you can re-heat it in the microwave or in a frying pan with some oil or butter.