Stuffed Cajun Meat Boat

Stuffed Cajun Meat Boat

1 1/4 lbs. ground beef
12 Tbsp chopped green peppers
3/4 cup chopped onions
3/4 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 15 oz. can herbal tomato sauce
1/4 cup half and half
1 egg beaten
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 Tbsp hot sauce
3 Tbsp Meat and Poultry Seasoning
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp lemon juice
Canned low salt beef broth to thin
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine ground meat, 4 Tbsp green peppers, 4 Tbsp onion, 4 Tbsp
celery, 2 Tbsp green onions, 2 Tbsp tomato sauce, all the half and
half, egg, Worcestershire sauce, bread crumbs, hot sauce and 1 Tbsp
Meat and Poultry Seasoning Blend. Mold the meat mixture into a boat
hull with all sides and bottom at least 3/4" thick and set aside.
In a large sauce pan, saute in 2 Tbsp butter all the remaining
vegetables until the celery is clear. Add the rest of the tomato
sauce, Meat and Poultry Seasoning, and lemon juice and simmer 10
more minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Place the meat boat into
a baking dish, fill with the sauteed vegetables and spoon sauce
over the top. Cover and bake in a 350 degree preheated oven until
done. To serve, slice meat roll into 1 to 1 1/2" thick slices,
cover with some of the remaining sauteed tomato sauce and vegetables.