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Meatloaf Bell Pepper Boats

by Permanent Posies on June 6, 2011

I seem to be on a meat loaf kick these days.  Maybe it is because I had an over abundance of ground beef or maybe it is because we are a starting a community (soup) kitchen this weekend and our first meal will be meatloaf.  I have made meatloaf my entire adult life and I don’t think I have ever made it the same.  I never measure any of the ingredients and never know how it will taste until I finish.

This weekend, however, for our community  kitchen, I will be using a recipe just to make sure they come out in nice clean meatloaf slices.  It is one that I have not even tasted but our church cook uses it all the time with great reviews.  I will let you know how it goes and would love your prayers for a successful kick-off event.

The meatloaf I made this week at home was not from a recipe, though I wrote it down for your benefit.  It was so tasty and really served up nicely.  I decided to share it for Tuesday’s Tasty Tidbits.  I am still guess blogging with Grocery Shop for Free and I hope you will check out the bargains and coupons over there.

Also, this is a blog hop so I hope you will add your recipe link at the bottom of the post.  Just make sure you link back on yours.


Recipe type: Entrees
Author: Susan Root Merritt
  • 2 large bell peppers (cored and halved)
  • Loaf:
  • 1 1/4 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp Adam’s cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Zataran’s cayene pepper
  • 3/8 cup Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Oats
  • 1 small squash (chopped into small pieces)
  • 3 cloves garlic (pressed)
  • 1/4 cup onion (chopped)
  • 3/8 cup Spice Exchange Hot Plum Chipotle Sauce (or any chipotle sauce)
  • salt and pepper
  • Topping:
  • 3/8 cup Hunt’s Ketsup
  • 3/8 cup Hot Plum Chipotle Sauce
  • 2 hamburger buns (or pieces of bread)
  1. With your hands, mix all the loaf ingredients until well mixed.
  2. Form into 4 small balls and press into the bell pepper halves. Spread the topping on them evenly.
  3. Place the hamburger buns in halves into the pan and cut the peppers in half.
  4. Scoop out the seeds and place one stuffed bell pepper on top of each hamburger bun half. The bread will sop up any grease from the meat.
  5. Cook at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes until internal temperature is 165 degrees.
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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Bethany June 7, 2011 at 12:55 PM


Roz P. June 7, 2011 at 4:08 PM

I love this meatloaf recipe!  Thank you for hosting again every week; I’ve linked a great black bean salsa and your button is on my post.  I have your blog hop included in my list of weekly/daily hops and would so love it if you could kindly share my foodie get-together that’s going to be one year old next month.  It’s “Fresh Food Friday” on Fridays and “Seasonal Saturday” on Saturdays over at ‘la bella vita’ —

Thanks for sharing the love!

emily June 8, 2011 at 4:59 AM

Hi! I just linked up! Your peppers looks great! Come on over and share at my party.

Roxie June 8, 2011 at 5:51 PM

That is how I make ‘stuffed peppers’ around here.  I have done it for years.  Did you parboil the peppers first? It makes the skin very tender.
I also salt and pepper the peppers before I stuff them.

Katie June 8, 2011 at 6:09 PM

Good luck getting your community kitchen going! I wanted to invite you to come over and share your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a great day :) Katie

Anonymous June 9, 2011 at 2:12 AM

I used to parboil them but now, I just cook them longer in the oven and they seem just fine. I have always stuffed them with meat and rice plus tomatoes/spices etc. I wanted a meatloaf and had these peppers so….just made mini meatloaves.

Sarah June 10, 2011 at 3:10 PM

This recipe is so great! My family will love it. It is going on the menu plan for next week. Thanks for sharing.

Amy June 11, 2011 at 3:54 AM

What a delicious and satisfying dish.  Never though of stuffing the meatloaf into an bell pepper.  I’m sure it adds a lot more flavor and fun.  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

emily June 11, 2011 at 12:53 PM

Thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday @ Nap Time Creations!  Come back and link again next week!

Cheerful June 11, 2011 at 4:45 PM

that looks really delicious…thanks for sharing your recipe! will try it soon! have a great weekend! :)

Raya June 12, 2011 at 12:01 PM

love it! looks very yummy!

Pattie Tierney June 13, 2011 at 5:35 PM

I LOVE this!  I have about 10 pepper plants in the garden this year, so I’ll be looking for different recipe ideas for them.  This is a good one, and since I often send food home with people. I love the portability.  :-)

Pamela Kuhn June 16, 2011 at 10:20 PM

Oh, I think I can smell them!  Looks like a great recipe.  Your pictures are so vibrant, too.

I’m visiting (and following) from The Thrifty Home.  

I hope your week is filled with joy — and sunshine!

Brookehavenb June 17, 2011 at 5:49 AM

I really like your blog!! I am your newest follower!! :) If you would like to check out mine also and follow it too!! That would be wonderful!! :) I am excited to share new ideas on food, crafts and about mineral make-up.. I will also be giving away mineral make-up for free. So watch out for it.

Kati Perry Junes October 11, 2011 at 10:53 AM

New follower from the blog hop!

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