Everyday Mom's Meals: Soul Food Saturday

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Soul Food Saturday

There are some many things that my Mom cooked for our family growing up that I
believe I could write a book full of just those recipes, and food stories. We weren't picky kids by any sense of the word, but Daddy on the other had his favorites and wanted nothing more than those things, most of the time. 

So to get us excited about whatever new recipe she decided to try she'd come up with a fun way to describe it to us all.

I haven't made this recipe many times on my own, only because I never asked what the recipe actually consisted of. Until now. I hope you'll love it as much as we still do, she calls them Little meatloaf stuffed peppers.

Little Meatloaf Stuffed Peppers
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 small onion, chopped finely
1 c. dried bread crumbs
2 tsp. granulated garlic
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 c. ketchup plus 8 tsp.
1 14 oz. can sweet corn, drained
8 bell peppers, reserve tops
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
2 c. cheddar jack cheese

Preheat oven at 400.
Take each bell pepper and cut off only the tops. Remove seeds and ribs. Remove stems from the tops, and chop finely. Place peppers in rimmed baking pan cut side up, then set aside.In a large bowl add ground beef, chopped onion, chopped bell pepper, bread crumbs, garlic, Parmesan, red pepper flakes,  salt and pepper, ketchup, and corn. Mix to thoroughly combine all ingredients.Take meat mixture and form into 8 balls. Fill each bell pepper leaving a little room on the top.Top with 1 tsp.. of ketchup and cover with foil. Bake for an hour or until juices are bubbling, and peppers are tender.Remove from oven, carefully remove foil, then top generously with cheese. Return to oven, and allow cheese to melt completely.Approx 5-10 minutes. Serve hot, with your favorite side or a salad for a lighter meal. Enjoy!

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