Bell Pepper Meat Loaves Prove Bell Peppers Are The Best Food Vessels

January 12, 2018

Ahhh, meatloaf. A love-hate relationship since the beginning of time…and that’s where bell peppers make their triumphant entrance. We’ve seen stuffed bell pepper recipes before, but this one adds a new twist onto a classic dish. Maybe share this one with mom or grandma, who’s meatloaf recipe could use a little…well…revamping!

Bell Pepper Meat Loaves
Serves 6
Bell Peppers are the food vessel of all food vessels...they make everything taste better!
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr
  1. 3 bell peppers
  2. 1 lb. ground beef
  3. 1/4 c. bread crumbs
  4. 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  5. 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  6. 1/2 Onion, finely chopped
  7. 1/2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  8. 1 clove garlic, minced
  9. 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  10. kosher salt
  11. Freshly ground black pepper
  12. 1/4 c. ketchup
  13. 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  14. 2 c. Shredded Monterey Jack
  15. 1 tbsp. Fresh parsley, for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line a medium baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut ends off peppers and set aside. Remove seeds and slice peppers into 2” thick rings. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, combine beef with bread crumbs, egg, Worcestershire sauce, onion, thyme, garlic and tomato paste. Season with salt and pepper and stir until combined. Fill each pepper with meatloaf mixture.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together ketchup and brown sugar and brush on tops of meatloaf. Bake for 35 minutes, then top with cheese, and bake 5 to 10 minutes more, or until cheese is melty. Garnish with parsley and serve.
Adapted from Delish
Adapted from Delish | It's All In The Sauce

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