Garden Fresh Stuffed Green Peppers
Meatloaf is even better when you cook it inside a fresh, green pepper. The flavor of the green pepper adds another dimension to the meatloaf in my Garden Fresh Stuffed Green Pepper recipe. As a bonus, you can eat the pepper when you’re finished.
- 2 pounds of ground chuck
- 1 cup of bread crumbs
- 1 cup of Colby jack cheese (you can use mild cheddar as well)
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of sour cream
- 8 bread slices
- 1 small chopped onion (or half of a big one)
- 4 fresh, green peppers
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the green peppers in half, remove the seeds and any white-colored areas. Wash them well. Slice a sliver from the bottom to create a few drainage holes. This will allow the greasy part of the ground chuck to drain as it cooks.
Lay the bread slices on a shallow baking or jelly roll pan, covering the bottom. They will soak up the grease as the stuffed peppers cook.
I layer bread slices under my meat loaf when I make it in a loaf shape as well. Also, I prefer using bread crumbs and cheese over crackers or oatmeal, because I don’t want to see large particles in my meat loaf- just a side note.
Mix the remaining ingredients together. It’s best to place everything in a large bowl, then combine.
Make meatloaf balls that fill the palm of your hand. I made eight using this recipe. Instead of stuffing my meat into a whole pepper, I fill a half pepper to overflowing, then place it on the bread slice. If someone in your family dislikes green peppers, place their meatloaf ball directly on a bread slice without a pepper. I have one picky child in my house. Rather than argue with her, I modify her food slightly on occasion.
Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of your meat loaf balls. I take mine out once the tops are nicely browned.
I served mine with rice, biscuits, and gravy. Like true southerners we dipped our meatloaf in ketchup.
I hope you enjoyed my Garden Fresh Stuffed Green Pepper recipe! If you make it, let me know how it turns out.
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