meatloaf pepper boats

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By Susan Feliciano
from Oak Ridge, TN

Meatloaf combined with stuffed peppers - a winning combination!

serves 6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For meatloaf pepper boats

  • 1 lb
    ground beef or sausage (i used turkey sausage)
  • 3 lg
    bell peppers, any color
  • 1/4 c
    finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 c
    finely chopped onion
  • 2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 tsp
    dried basil leaves
  • 1 tsp
    seasoned salt and pepper
  • 1/4 c
    ketchup
  • 1
    egg
  • 1 c
    cooked rice
  • extra ketchup for topping if desired
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How To Make meatloaf pepper boats

  • 1
    Cut bell peppers into halves lengthwise, leaving part of stem on, and scoop out seeds and membranes. Preheat oven to 350°.
  • 2
    Sauté the onion and pepper in the olive oil for about 2 minutes; add garlic and sauté another 2 minutes.
  • 3
    Mix the meat, sautéed vegetables, seasonings, ketchup, egg and rice in a medium bowl.
  • 4
    Mix well and pack into the pepper halves, mounding each one like a meatloaf. Place in a baking dish and bake for 30 minutes. Then apply 2 tablespoons extra ketchup to the top of each pepper boat if desired, and continue baking another 15 minutes.
  • 5
    Peppers are done when meatloaf reaches internal temperature of 160°.
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