We are still getting lovely sweet red peppers from the Farmer's Market, so I have been trying different recipes to use them up. I took some tips from this meatloaf recipe, then added the other ingredients. In this family, we are always game to try a new yummy meatloaf.
There are just a few more Saturdays and the Farmer's Market will be finished for the the season, oh, how I will miss it!
1 lb. of ground beef
1 lb. of ground pork
1/2 a large onion, finely chopped
1 large egg
1/4 cup gluten free breadcrumbs
salt and pepper
4 slices of bacon, chopped and cooked crisp
3 Tblsp. finely chopped red pepper
1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
2 Tblsp. Chili Powder
1 Tblsp. Garlic Powder
1 tsp. Cumin
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup ketchup
4 dashes hot sauce (or more if you like it hot)
Brown the chopped bacon on low medium heat, and once the bacon is browned, add to a paper towel lined bowl, and set aside. With the heat on low, lightly saute the red pepper, about 3 minutes, just to soften, then transfer to the same bowl as the bacon.
In a small bowl, mix up the sauce ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, add all of the ingredients plus 2-3 Tblsp. of the sauce. I just mix up the meat loaf with my hands, then transfer to a baking dish, shaping into a loaf.
Pour the rest of the sauce over the meatloaf, spreading evenly.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 - 1 1/2 hrs. or until cooked through.