Pan Fried Meatloaf In Tri Color Peppers #PepperParty

Pan Fried Meatloaf in Tri-Color Peppers | Cooking In Stilettos

A few fabulous bloggers decided to throw a Pepper Party with Divemex, one of the leading purveyors of bell peppers and, besides giving you the chance to win some amazing prizes, we’re also spotlighting some of our favorite tried and true bell pepper recipes.

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Before we dive into the recipe I brought to the party, let me give you a head’s up into the prize for today.  It’s one of my favorite things I use constantly in my kitchen and I would love to see one of you win it – a Le Creuset Braiser.  Let me tell you that you will toss out those old fry pans and use this one for everything.  Take a peek at this lovely:

Le Creuset Braiser

You can scroll down to the bottom of the post to enter to win and don’t forget to join us tonight for a #PepperParty Twitter Chat from 8-9 pm Eastern (before SCANDAL – don’t worry) where you can win some great prizes!

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Let me intro you to some other guests at this Pepper Party – you must take a peek at what they brought to the table:

How To Make Roasted Red Peppers In A Slow Cooker by Cook the Story

Pepper Rings with Chipotle Maple Ketchup by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner

Jack-O-Lantern Stuffed Bell Peppers by It’s Yummi!

Cheesy Pumpkin Quinoa Stuffed Peppers (Vegan and Gluten Free!) by What Jew Wanna Eat

Curried Coconut Chicken Soup with Brown Rice by Chocolate & Carrots

Sweet Bell Pepper Cocktail by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Bell Pepper Beef Stew by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus by Juanita’s Cocina

Italian Stuffed Peppers by poet in the pantry

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas by Mother Thyme

Red and Yellow Bell Pepper Soup by The Redhead Baker

Roasted Red Pepper and Italian Sausage Pasta by Cravings of a Lunatic

Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Hummus by {i love} my disorganized life

Quiona Taco Stuffed Peppers by Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine

Tri-Pepper Quesadillas with Creamy Chipotle Sauce by Mom’s Test Kitchen

Grilled Pepper and Peach Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette by Take A Bite Out of Boca

Quiche Provencale by Healthy. Delicious.

Roasted Red Pepper & Sun Dried Tomato Dip by White Lights on Wednesday

Garlic and Roasted Bell Pepper Farfalle by Daily Dish Recipes

Poached Egg in a Bell Pepper by Food Snob 2.0

Is your mouth watering yet?  I know my mouth is!

One of my favorite recipes to make is this Pan Fried Meatloaf in Tri Color Peppers that I saw a few years ago.  I use a combo of ground turkey and mild Italian turkey sausage, mix that with some fire roasted tomatoes and spices, let it simmer on the stovetop followed by a quick oven sauna and  *viola* dinner is served.  IMO, meatloaf and stuffed peppers are ultimate comfort food and to combine them together is genius.  I didn’t dream up this brilliance – my gal Sunny Anderson did.  It was one of her earlier recipes when she first started on Food Network and it’s garnered some fabulous reviews.  This is one recipe that you can play with to make it your very own and, when your mother in law remarks on your brilliance on combining meatloaf and stuffed peppers, just nod, smile and say “Thank you.”  Don’t worry – I won’t say a word.

On to the recipe:

Gather the ingredients

Pan Fried Meatloaf in Tri-Color Peppers - Ingredients | Cooking In Stilettos

Stuffing the peppers – look at the gorgeous colors!

Pan Fried Meatloaf in Tri-Color Peppers - Stuffed | Cooking In Stilettos

Getting that flavor aka char on (See the lovely crust courtesy of my Le Creuset – always provides the perfect sear)

Pan Fried Meatloaf in Tri-Color Peppers - Pan | Cooking In Stilettos

Simmering away in the fire roasted tomatoes

Pan Fried Meatloaf in Tri-Color Peppers - Sauce | Cooking In Stilettos

Now – isn’t this a fabulous idea for dinner?

Pan Fried Meatloaf In Tri Color Peppers
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 2 yellow bell peppers
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 2 links of mild Italian turkey sausage, removed from its casing
  • 2 slices white or sourdough bread, cut into cubes
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed fire roasted tomatoes, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon chopped thyme
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Clean the bell peppers, removing the core and seeds.
  3. Slice the peppers into 1 inch rings and place on a baking sheet. There should be about 3 rings per pepper.
  4. In a saute pan, saute the onion until it is translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  5. Add the smoked paprika and red pepper flakes and cook for another minute or so.
  6. Let cool.
  7. In a large bowl, mix together the ground turkey, mild Italian turkey sausage, bread cubes ½ cup of the fire roasted tomatoes, egg, thyme, and Worcestershire sauce. Season with a bit of salt and pepper.
  8. Press the meatloaf mixture into the pepper rings.
  9. In a large oven-proof skillet, over medium high heat, saute the meatloaf rings until golden brown - about 5 - 7 minutes a side.
  10. When the meatloaf mixture is browned and the peppers are starting to soften, add the remaining tomatoes to the skillet, place in the oven and bake until cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes.
  11. Enjoy!
Adapted from Sunny Anderson

About Divemex:  The growers of Divemex specialize in greenhouse grown peppers in state of the art facilities that facilitate the production of the highest quality peppers in some of the safest facilities anywhere.  But most importantly, as a Fair Trade Certified company, they have an unwavering commitment to social responsibility that puts workers first.  Now – isn’t that a company you can get behind?  Love them on Facebook here

Ok – so now here is the fun stuff – want to win that lovely braiser mentioned above?  See that lovely Rafflecopter – well you have to enter to win so what’s stopping you?  Good luck! (And when you win – make these peppers – trust me on that!)

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