Panfried Meatloaf in Tricolor Peppers

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

Delicious individual slices of meatloaf panfried inside pepper rings then finished in a rich tomatoe sauce. From Cooking for Real with Sunny Anderson. I've posted the recipe as found on the website, but I usually use pork, beef and turkey, make a larger amount and need more peppers. I also zip up the sauce with some red pepper flakes as well. I have not tried the fried sage leaves yet but it is still a Great meal and even better leftovers!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Remove core and seeds from peppers.
  3. Slice into 1 inch rings and place on nonstick baking sheet. You should get about 3 rings per pepper.
  4. In a large bowl mix together beef, turkey, bread, 1/2 cup of the tomatoes, garlic, egg, onion, chopped sage, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Press meatloaf mixture evenly into pepper rings.
  6. In a skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. Saute meatloaf rings on both sides until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side.
  7. Add remaining tomatoes to skillet and bake in the preheated oven until cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat 1-inch vegetable oil until a deep-fry thermometer reaches 325 degrees F. Drop sage leaves into oil and fry until golden, 1 to 2 minutes.
  9. Garnish meatloaf rings with fried sage leaves.
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This recipe is outstanding! I've made it several times and it's always great. The flavor is like stuffed peppers in tomato sauce (which is exactly what it is, of course!). I haven't used any turkey yet just the beef and dried sage instead of fresh. Make sure you use wide peppers, the first time I made it they were too thin and I wound up with some patties not having a pepper but they turned out good also. Thanks for posting it here!