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juicy meat loaf with roasted red bell pepper sauce

Recipe by
Anywhere, AL

A savory meatloaf with a sweet roasted red bell pepper sauce, is sure to please!

yield 4 -6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For juicy meat loaf with roasted red bell pepper sauce

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 lb
    jimmy dean sausage
  • 1
  • 4 slice
    honey wheat bread (finely chopped in a food processor))
  • 1 lg
    onion chopped
  • 1/2 c
    chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    coarse black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    chopped annice seed
  • 1 tsp
    chopped oregano
  • 1 tsp
    chopped basil
  • 6 oz
    jar of roasted red bell peppers
  • 1/4 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 tsp
    chopped garlic
  • 4 whole slices of bread for the bottom of the meatloaf pans.
  • 4
    basil leaves
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 3
    packets artificial sugar

How To Make juicy meat loaf with roasted red bell pepper sauce

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    PREP: Chop your onion, garlic and green bell pepper.
  • 3
    Mix all meatloaf ingredients in large bowl.
  • 4
    This recipe makes two meatloaves. Place two slices of whole bread on the bottom of a bread loaf pan. Repeat with a second bread loaf pan. The bread will soak up the grease as the meatloaves cook on top of them, resulting in a lighter and juicer meatloaf.
  • 5
    Divide the meatloaf mixture in half. Take half of the mixture and shape into a loaf inside the bread pan, just as you would a loaf of bread dough, so the meatloaf sits on top of the bread slices beneath it. Repeat with second half of meatloaf mixture in a second bread pan.
  • 6
    Bake at 350 degrees uncovered for 40-50 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Remove the pans from oven, and let rest for 10 minutes. Remove the meatloaf from the pan, and slide or cut the bread off of the bottom and discard it. Serve with drizzled red pepper sauce over the slices.
  • 7
    While the meatloaf is baking, combine the jar of roasted red bell peppers (juice included), the garlic, basil, heavy cream, salt and pepper in a food processor. Blend until smooth and then pour into a fry pan or pot.
  • 8
    Bring the sauce to a low simmer while stirring frequently. Thicken with a little cornstarch to reach a gravy consistency. Add artificial sugar packets and stir. Put the sauce in a bowl so that guests can drizzle it over the meatloaf slices at the table.

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