Mini Meatloaf Pepper Rings Recipe

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Mini Meatloaf Pepper Rings

Jo Ann Duren


This recipe was found on pinterest.
My family enjoyed this recipe and said it was a keeper.

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4 servings
55 Min
45 Min


large bell peppers (red, yellow, or orange)
2 lb
lean ground beef
1 1'2 tsp
creole seasoning
1/4 c
italian bread cumbs
1/4 c
shredded parmesan
a pinch of red pepper flakes
3 clove
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 Tbsp
fresh chopped parsley
1 c
shredded italian cheese blend
1 can(s)
28 ounces crushed tomatoes


1Prepare peppers by slicing off a little of the top and bottom, of each pepper. Do not discard these. Cut out ribs and seeds.
2Slice into 3 thick rings and place on a sheet pan lined with parchment for easy clean up. Dice up remaining parts of peppers to use in meat mixture.
3Prepare meatloaf mix: Mix ground beef with seasoning, bread crumbs, egg, Parmesan, red pepper flakes, garlic, and remaining diced peppers until combined.
4Stuff each pepper with meat mixture leaving a dome of the mixture on top of each pepper.
5Heat olive oil in a large oven-safe pot over medium high heat. (If you do not have an oven-safe pot, you will just transfer them into casserole dish to bake later.)
6Brown each stuffed pepper ring for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side. You may need to do this in 2 batches depending on the size of your pot.
7Once, browned on each side, pour crushed tomatoes over the stuffed pepper rings. (Transfer to casserole dish before topping with crushed tomatoes if you do not have an oven-safe pot.
8Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes, Top with cheese and bake for 5 more minutes, Top with fresh parsley and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian