With my husband—who won't eat the same thing twice—I've had to learn to be creative with leftovers (around here, we call it "recycled food"). I put this recipe together to use up leftover meat loaf. When it's dressed up with homegrown peppers, he doesn't know he really is getting yesterday's main course!
Actually, leftovers are both coming and going in this recipe—if I have any peppers left over, I use them to make my spaghetti sauce.
Although we live close to Houston, there's a pasture near our house and we can hear the cows that graze there. We have two sons, 4 and 2.
Looking for a great way to give leftover meat loaf a whole new taste? Try this simple stuffed peppers variation sent in by Greg Greinke from Round Rock, Texas. "The tasty filling in these tender peppers gets its zip from salsa and cumin," he comments.
On a vacation to Arizona, I fell in love with albondigas, Latin American meatballs. After playing with a number of different spices I came up with a version which is amazing as a meatloaf. —James Schend, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
You can find numerous recipes for Picadillo throughout most Latin American, Caribbean and Spanish-speaking countries. They're all a little different so I decided to add that picadillo flavor to my meat loaf recipe. —Vivian Levine, Summerfield, Florida