Friday, December 4, 2009

Pan Fried Meatloaf in Tricolor Peppers

1 green bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 lb ground turkey ( i have used ground pork too )
2 slices white bread, cut into cubes
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes with basil, ( i have used crushed with garlic too)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 egg
1 small onion chopped
1 TBL chopped sage leaves, plus 6 to 8 whole leaves, for frying if you choose
a few dashes Worcestershire sauce
a few dashes hot sauce
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 TBL oil, for frying

preheat over to 400 degrees.

Remove core and seed from peppers, slice into 1 inch rings and place on non stick baking sheet. you should get about 3 rings per pepper. In a large bowl mix together beef, turkey, break, 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. in a skillet over medium-high heat, add oil, saute meatloaf rings on both sides until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Add remaining tomatoes to skillet and bake until cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes, meanwhile in a Small saucepan, heat 1-inch oil until a deep fry thermometer reaches 325 degrees. drop sage leaves into oil and fry until golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Garnish meatloaf rings with fried sage leaves.

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