Prep/Total time: 1 hour 50 minutes Serves 6
1 large red bell pepper
1 large green bell pepper
2 pounds cremini mushrooms , coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup 1/2-inch asparagus pieces
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
1 cup chopped walnuts , toasted
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon Ketchup
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 ounces fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese , grated
2 large eggs , lightly beaten
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon Vodka or vegetable broth
1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 . Preheat broiler to high .
2 . To prepare meat loaf , cut bell peppers in half lengthwise ; discard the membranes . Place pepper halfs , skin sides up on foil-lined baking sheet ; flatten with hand . Broil 12 minutes or until blackened . Place in a paper bag ; fold to close tightly . Let stand for 10 minutes . Peel and chopped . Place bell peppers in a large bowl .
3 . Reduce oven temperature to 350*F.
4 . Place about 1/4 of mushrooms in a food processor ; pulse 10 times or until finely chopped . Transfer chopped mushrooms to a bowl . Repeat procedure 3 times with remaining mushrooms .
5. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat . Add oil to pan ; saute 15 minutes or until liquid evaporates , stirring occasionally . Add mushrooms to bell peppers . Wipe pan with paper towels . Add asparagus and onion to pan ; saute 6 minutes or until just tender , stirring occasionally . Add onion mixture to mushroom mixture .
6 . Arrange breadcrumbs in an even layer on a baking sheet ; bake at 350*F for 10 minutes or until golden . Add breadcrumbs and next 8 ingredients (through eggs) to mushroom mixture , stirring well . Spoon mixture into a 9x5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray ; press gently to pack . Bake at 350*F for 45 minutes or until thermometer registers 155*F.
7. TO PREPARE TOPPING :
Combine 2 tablespoons ketchup and remaining ingredients in a small bowl ; brush ketchup mixture over meat loaf . Bake an additional 10 minutes . Let stand 10 minutes ; cut into 6 slices .