1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped green or red bell pepper, or a combination 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef 3/4 cup oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked) 1/2 cup tomato sauce or ketchup 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 3 slices provolone cheese, cut in half Topping 1 large onion, thinly sliced 1 large green or red bell pepper, or a combination, thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon olive oil
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook onion, green pepper and garlic in oil in medium skillet until tender. In large bowl, combine ground beef, oats, tomato sauce, egg, salt, pepper and onion-pepper-garlic mixture; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape mixture into 5-by-8-inch loaf on rack of broiler pan. Bake 50-55 minutes or until center of meatloaf registers 160 degrees on an instant-read thermometer. Arrange cheese on top of loaf, overlapping slices; bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese has melted. Let meatloaf stand 5 minutes before cutting. For topping: Cook sliced onion, sliced peppers and salt in oil until tender. To serve, cut meatloaf into slices; arrange slices on plate topped with onions and peppers. Serves 6. NOTE: If desired, substitute 2/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese for provolone cheese. Slice meatloaf. Sprinkle with cheese, top with cooked peppers and onions.
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