South of the Border Meatloaf

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2 tbsp olive oil
2 Poblano peppers,chopped
1 jalapeno pepper,chopped
1 white onion, chopped
2 lb lean ground beef(I use the 96% )
1/3 cup whole wheat panko crumbs (look for no added salt or sugars)
1 egg
1/2 tbls minced garlic
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
few liberal dashes of black pepper
pinch of sea salt
optional-Agave Ketchup
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 loaf shape , put in loaf pan. Bake for 1 1/2 hours.can uncover when about 10 min is left to brown if desired.
Optional..After the first hour and 15 min, spread a little of the ketchup on top, uncover and bake for 15 more min or til done.


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