Meatloaf Bell Pepper Boats!
I seem to be on a meatloaf kick these days. Maybe it is because I had an over abundance of ground beef or maybe it is because we are a starting a community (soup) kitchen this weekend and our first meal will be meatloaf. I have made meatloaf my entire adult life and I don’t think I have ever made it the same. I never measure any of the ingredients and never know how it will taste until I finish.
This weekend, however, for our community kitchen, I will be using a recipe just to make sure they come out in nice clean meatloaf slices. It is one that I have not even tasted but our church cook uses it all the time with great reviews. I will let you know how it goes and would love your prayers for a successful kick-off event.
The meatloaf I made this week at home was not from a recipe, though I wrote it down for your benefit. It was so tasty and really served up nicely. I decided to share it!
MEATLOAF BELL PEPPER BOATS
2 large bell peppers (cored and halved)
1 1/4 pound ground beef
1/2 tsp Adam’s cumin
1/4 tsp Zataran’s cayene pepper
3/8 cup Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Oats
1 small squash (chopped into small pieces)
3 cloves garlic (pressed)
1/4 cup onion (chopped)
3/8 cup Spice Exchange Hot Plum Chipotle Sauce (or any chipotle sauce)
salt and pepper
2 hamburger buns (or pieces of bread)
- 3/8 cup Hunt’s Ketsup
- 3/8 cup Hot Plum Chipotle Sauce
Place the hamburger buns in halves into the pan and cut the peppers in half.
Scoop out the seeds and place one stuffed bell pepper on top of each hamburger bun half. The bread will sop up any grease from the meat.
With your hands, mix all the loaf ingredients until well mixed.
Form into 4 small balls and press into the bell pepper halves. Spread the topping on them evenly.
Mix topping ingredients in bowl. Add on top of the meatloaf.
Cook at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes until internal temperature is 165 degrees.
Hi, my name is Susan and Permanent Posies (Creative Chaos) is my blog and my subject matter is…well, that depends on the day and the mood. But, for the most part, I love cooking, watching the Food Network, reading cookbooks and, of course, eating. I am also an artist and spend time each week in my studio (bedroom) oil painting. I am a mother of four and a grandmother to 5 and that, along with my husband and 2 dogs, take up my most of my time. I am a side-tracked Home Executive and I had the privilege of being a stay –at-home mom so, you might say that my passion is the home and making a haven for those I love.