Saturday, June 28, 2008

Meatloaf in Tricolor Pepper Rings

We hosted our Supper Group tonight and had a total of 10 adults for dinner.  Being the host, I was in charge of preparing the main dish.  I decided to try this "gourmet-ed" up version of meatloaf.  It was a very pretty way to serve what can typically be messy slices of meatloaf - I got lots of compliments on it too :o)

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1 green bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground turkey
2 slices white bread, cut into cubes
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes with basil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 egg
1 small onion, chopped
A few dashes Worcestershire sauce
A few dashes hot sauce
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Remove core and seeds from peppers. Slice into 1 inch rings and place on nonstick baking sheet. You should get about 3 rings per pepper. In a large bowl mix together beef, turkey, bread, 1/2 cup of the tomatoes, garlic, egg, onion, chopped sage, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and season with salt and pepper. Press meatloaf mixture evenly into pepper rings.

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In a skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. Saute meatloaf rings on both sides until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side.

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Add remaining tomatoes to skillet and bake until cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes.

Recipe courtesy of Cooking For Real - Sunny Anderson


The tables set and ready for company -

Dining Room

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KathyR said...

Those look tasty. How did you get a supper group together? I'd love to do something like it, but wouldn't know where or how to start.

Jessica said...

The supper groups were formed through my church - they place 5 couples together that meet once a month in each others homes or at a local restaurant (dutch treat). The host serves the main course and drinks and the other four couples each bring either an appetizer, side dish, salad, or dessert. I've also heard of several neighbors or friends getting together and doing this same thing on their own. We really enjoy it - its nice to prep and plan for a big dinner party every once in awhile and only have to cook one thing but everyone gets to enjoy a nice meal and conversation.