Pan Fried Meatloaf in Tricolor Peppers

janet vinson


This recipe has now become our favorite way to have stuffed peppers. It is even great as a leftover

★★★★★ 2 votes
30 Min
1 Hr


green bell pepper
red bell pepper
orange or yellow bell pepper
1/2 lb
ground beef
1/2 lb
ground veal or, ground chicken or turkey
2 slice
white bread cubed
1 can(s)
28 oz crushed tomatoes with basil
2 clove
minced garlic
small onion choppped
1 Tbsp
dried sage
1 tsp
worcestershire sauce
1 dash(es)
red pepper flakes
1 tsp
hot sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp
smoked paprika
left over tops and bottoms of peppers
2 c
cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 c
parmigiano-reggiano, grated
olive oil

How to Make Pan Fried Meatloaf in Tricolor Peppers


  • 1Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • 2Wash peppers. Cut top and bottom of each pepper off and set aside. Remove core and seeds.
  • 3Cut each peppers into 3 (1") rings, place aside.
  • 4In large bowl, add all ingredients (except crushed tomatoes - only put in 1/2 cup in bowl and set the rest aside.) Add pepper tops & bottoms (chopped)in bowl.
  • 5Heat about 1-2 tbsps of olive oil in frying pan.
    (Must be a pan that can be put in oven at 400 degrees)
  • 6Take one ring of pepper and stuff with meat. Continue till all rings are stuffed.
  • 7Add to heated oil and cook for 5 minutes on each side till browned. All rings should fit in this pan.
  • 8Put in remaining crushed tomatoes now and bring to boil.
  • 9Add salt & pepper. (If sauce too thick, add a little water) Do not want soupy
  • 10Put in oven covered for 20-30 minutes till heated thru and cooked
  • 11Serve over mashed potatoes, rice, or pasta.
  • 12If reheating as leftovers, you may want to add a 14 oz can of diced or crushed tomatoes

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About Pan Fried Meatloaf in Tricolor Peppers

Course/Dish: Beef, Meatloafs
Hashtags: #sauce, #meat, #PEPPERS, #tomatoe