Campana Meat Loaf

Posted by francis keyser Friday, April 2, 2010
Taste Level: VG
Cost: $20 and under
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15-20 min.
Cook time: 45-50 min.
Difficulty: 1

Although I named this "Campana Meat Loaf" is not a recipe of Zo's family. Their family name means Bell and this is a bell pepper meat loaf so I decided why not name it with her family name! Maybe that is why I hear bells whenever I see her... or I could just be crazy... about her! I pondered about calling it an inside out stuffed bell pepper... but that really just seemed dumb. I like this name way better and hope you enjoy this recipe!

Ingredients:
1 lb Angus ground beef
2 slices of deli smoked bacon
2 eggs
4 oz smoked sharp cheddar (shredded)
1 red sweet vine mini pepper (diced)
1 yellow sweet vine mini pepper (diced)
1 orange sweet vine mini pepper (diced)
1/2 of a green bell pepper (chopped)
1/4 of a red onion (chopped)
1/3 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4-1/2 tsp Cayenne
1 tsp fresh Italian parsley (diced)
fresh crack pepper (to taste)
Kosher salt (to taste)
3 tbsp medium dark beer (I used Red Hook)
2-3 tbsp sun-dried tomato pesto.
1/2 tsp butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine all ingredients except pesto in a large mixing bowl and fold by hand until mixed evenly. Spread out a sheet of wax paper, form mixture into a loaf and place into a buttered loaf pan. Spread pesto over the top of the loaf and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 3-5 minutes or until cool enough to serve.

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