I love meatloaf and I love love love stuffed peppers so I finally decided to do what I've been thinking about for a long long time, Meatloaf Stuffed Bell peppers. Glad I finally did too, they were a filling and delicious paleo meal for me and my husband. In fact so filling we each had half a pepper for dinner and the other half for lunch the next day. I kind of like having a premade lunch waiting for me it the fridge. Except I wanted to eat it for breakfast, that part was kind of lame but the no cook lunch part was good.
And yes they are paleo, no bread crumbs just egg holding it all together in there. If you're NOT paleo by all means add bread crumbs or oatmeal or whatever you use. And really let the recipe INSPIRE you and go from there!
Meatloaf Stuffed Bell Peppers oven 375˚
1 pound ground beef
4 large carrots
1/4 of an onion
3 dill pickles
1/2 teaspoon of salt
dash of pepper
2 large bell peppers
crumble the ground beef into a mixing bowl
peel the carrots and put them in the bowl of a food processor
add the onion and the carrots pulse until minced
add the carrot mixture into the mixing bowl
add the salt and pepper and eggs and mix all together
don't mash it tightly though just mix, set aside
split the peppers from top to bottom making 4 halves
divide the meat mixture between the 4 halves
place in a baking dish and cover with foil
bake for 45 minutes at 375˚
uncover the last ten minutes so the tops will brown up
Please if you are not paleo feel free to add a swipe of ketchup on the top or barbecue sauce or whatever you happen to like. Myself I like a little tomato sauce mixed up with smoke flavor and a bit of maple syrup but I figure everyone has THEIR favorite way.