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SOUTH OF THE BORDER MEATLOAF

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Ingredients  (Serves 4-6)

2 lbs. extra lean ground beef.

2 tablespoons olive oil.

1 green bell pepper,chopped.

1 red bell pepper, chopped.

1 jalapeno pepper,chopped

1 white onion, chopped

1/3 cup gluten free bread crumbs

1 egg

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon chili powder

6 slices pepper jack cheese.

1 jar medium heat chunk salsa.

Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper

Dollop of sour cream (on top of each serving).

Directions

Pre heat oven to 350.

On top of stove, heat the oil, add peppers and onion. saute til just browned..

Remove from heat.

In large bowl, combine beef,panko bread crumbs and rest of the spices.

Add onion and peppers to beef and mix well.

Form into a half loaf, add strips of pepper jack cheese to meat, add top layer of meat to form a full loaf shape, & put in loaf pan.

Bake for 1 1/2 hours.  Uncover for the last 10 minutes to brown, pour salsa over top and return to oven.

*Optional: Spoon a dollop of sour cream on top of each serving.