This delicious , gluten-free and easy recipe consists of stuffed peppers with ground beef, creating flavorful mini meatloaves in each one!
I can tell summer’s in the air. Since working in frantic mode on the back yard, the lull is hitting. I can feel myself unwinding, with the biggest challenge desired being, what kind of coffee will I brew today, and where shall I have it? 🙂
Just feeling the sunshine on my arms and the wind in my face gives me summer fever.
I don’t have a traditional DIY today, but this one came by complete surprise.
Yesterday I was out front, sanding some wood, when my neighbour Janette stopped by for a quick hello.
The conversation swung to food, when I voiced my desire that I’d love it if someone could cook gluten-free for me.
I’m not a foodie and fully admit it. If you held up a power tool or a bag of groceries and a recipe book, the tool would win so fast you wouldn’t have time to blink.
Anyway, today at dinnertime, Janette called me on the phone and asked me to come to her front door right away. Leaping into my… bare feet, I quickly tip toed over the rocks and road, not knowing what to expect.
I was greeted with foil covering a casserole dish. And inside it was the most amazing, delicious gluten free dinner EVER!
I wolfed it down so fast, no salad was even in the picture. Maybe next time… it isn’t every day someone else cooks for you!
They were so delicious, I asked Janette if she wouldn’t mind if I posted the recipe to share with you. She said yes!
So today, I bring you Gluten-free bell pepper mini meatloaves.!
It’s really like big meat balls topped with cheese, with a slight sweet and sour flavour burst. But I will say, the red pepper ring really struck a chord. It’s so tasty, and wouldn’t be the same without it.
I’m sorry you don’t have a Janette to make it for you, however here’s the next best thing…
Gluten-free bell pepper mini meatloaves – stuffed peppers with ground beef
Whip up this easy recipe in approximately 1 hour from start to finish!
Gluten-free bell pepper mini meatloaves - stuffed peppers with ground beef
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup oats
- ⅓ cup milk
- garlic powder to taste
- ½ cup chopped onions
- 3 red or orange (or both!) bell peppers
- cheese slices
- rice for a side dish
- salad for a side dish
- Slice bell peppers ½ inch thick, until you have 8 slices. (from 3 peppers)
- Mix ground beef, oats, milk, garlic powder and chopped onions to form a meal loaf mix. Add other spices as desired.
- Stuff raw meatloaf mix into pepper slices, and place on a greased 9x13 meatloaf pan.
- Brush a little ketchup / mustard mix on top of each.
- Bake 350 for 40 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, slice your favourite cheese and place on top for the last 10 minutes.
- Serve with a bed of white rice and a favorite salad.
I’m playing with the idea of making her a sign… that reads Take Out / 24 hours. Think it’ll work in my favour?!
What’s your fav summer recipe?