Meat Loaf With Red Bell Peppers
|Garlic||2 Clove (10 gm), crushed|
|Onions||2 , finely chopped|
|Smoked bacon||1⁄4 Pound, rind removed and diced (Streaky Bacon)|
|Red bell peppers||2 , rinsed, seeded and diced|
|Ground beef||1 1⁄4 Pound (Minced Beef)|
|Concentrated tomato juice||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Dried mixed herbs||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Pine kernels||3 Tablespoon|
|Golden raisins||2 Ounce (Sultanas)|
Puree the garlic, onions and bacon in a food processor.
Put the puree into a casserole.
Cover and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes.
Add the peppers to the onions and bacon.
Cover and micro wave on HIGH for 6 minutes.
Break the eggs into a bowl and whisk thoroughly with a balloon whisk.
Put the ground (minced) beef into a large bowl.
Add the breadcrumbs, tomato juice, allspice, mixed herbs, pine kernels, raisins (sultanas) and sugar.
Season with salt and pepper and mix well.
Add the beaten eggs and the vegetable puree to the meat mixture.
Stir very thoroughly.
Butter the base of a 1 1/2 quart (1.5 litre /2 3/4 pint) pyrex cake mold (mould) and pour in the mixture.
Press down with a spatula to eliminate air pockets.
Cover and microwave on HIGH for 13 minutes.
Leave the meat loaf to stand for at least 5 minutes.