1/2 cup chopped green or red bell pepper, or a combination
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
3/4 cup oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1/2 cup tomato sauce or ketchup
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 slices provolone cheese, cut in half
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 large green or red bell pepper, or a combination, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Meatloaf: Cook onion, green pepper and garlic in oil in medium skillet until
In large bowl, combine ground beef, oats, tomato sauce, egg, salt,
pepper and onion-pepper-garlic mixture; mix lightly but thoroughly.
Shape mixture into 5 x 8-inch loaf on rack of broiler pan.
Bake 50-55 minutes or until center of meatloaf registers 160 degrees
on an instant-read thermometer. Arrange cheese on top of loaf, overlapping
slices; bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese has melted.
Let meatloaf stand 5 minutes before cutting.
Topping: Cook sliced onion, sliced peppers and salt in oil until
tender. To serve, cut meatloaf into slices; arrange slices on plate
topped with onions and peppers.
Yield: 6 servings.
If desired, substitute 2/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
for provolone cheese. Slice meatloaf. Sprinkle with cheese, top
with cooked peppers and onions.
Nutrition values per serving: 470 calories, 33 g fat, 15 g carbohydrates,
3 g fiber, 29 g protein, 140 mg cholesterol, 950 mg sodium