A few months ago, I went to a Walmart for the first time in many years to get some birthday cake kisses. Of course, I looked at all the foodstuffs available in the store and one of the things that caught my eye was a bottle of Goya gazpacho. Some viewer either on YouTube or Reddit suggested I make a gazpacho meatloaf. I didn't mention this in the video because I forgot the viewer's name. Sorry guys!
I said this in the video but you might be wondering why I would use cook with an ingredients containing bell peppers, when in reality, I hate bell peppers. There's a caveat to my hatred- I'll tolerate bell peppers in an ingredient like gazpacho or salsa, but not in frozen dinners or the actual pepper(which is why I didn't put any bell peppers directly into the meatloaf) To me, bell peppers taste bitter.
Gazpacho, at its essence, is tomato, bell peppers, garlic, cucumbers, and olive oil blended together, and served cold. This meatloaf wasn't served cold- it was a hot dish, just like a meatloaf is supposed to. Using croutons made this meatloaf fluffy and taste like a biscuit, but they are hard to crush up without a food processor, so you're better off using breadcrumbs(which is also made from stale bread).
The pink stuff in the pictures isn't ham, it's pink cheese. I said in the video I didn't have any ham on me. That was kind of a white lie- I had some ham in the fridge, but it wasn't cubed, it was thin sliced. Besides, pink cheese looks very similar to ham!
HELPFUL LINK: Gazpacho: https://www.amazon.com/Gazpacho-Soup-Ready-Eat-Liter/dp/B003XKF5X6/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1488658975&sr=8-3-fkmr0&
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
A large bowl
A lasagna pan
Nonstick cooking spray
For the meatloaf:
2/3 tbsp. onion powder
2 beaten and whisked eggs
4 chopped up hard-boiled eggs
3 chopped up mini cucumbers or 1 chopped up full-size cucumber
2 cubed pink cheese sticks or cubed ham
2 tbsp. of orange peel or orange juice
1/2 cup gazpacho(see HELPFUL LINK)
Pinch of cumin
Pinch of garlic powder
Pinch of black pepper
Pinch of salt
1 cup crushed croutons or breadcrumbs(I crushed the croutons by putting them inside a ziploc bag on breaking them up with my fists)
1. Put all the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix all the ingredients up until you get a firm mixture.
2. Spray a lasagna pan with nonstick cooking spray. Form 2 loaves from the meatloaf mixture.
3. Bake the meatloaves in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 40-45 minutes.
4. Bon appetit!
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