Meatloaf Stuffed Peppers

So, you’ve made one wonderful meal…but, you’ve still got half of an unused pound of ground beef that needs to be cooked. This dish is a great way to use up your leftovers. You can use this recipe for a lunch, or even meal prep so you don’t have to cook dinner the next day.

The second recipe is for meatloaf stuffed peppers, which is a tasty comfort food. This recipe takes a little over thirty minutes to assemble and cook. Trust me, it’s worth the wait and tastes out of this world. It makes for a great dinner for two, or is great the next day for lunch If you’re not using an air fryer, all of my recipes can also be made on a sheet pan in the oven.

Air Fryer Meatloaf Stuffed Peppers

Air fryer stuffed peppers
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fried, Air Fryer, Stuffed Peppers
Servings: 2
Author: John
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • Air fryer or oven
  • Large mixing bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef the same beef mixture will be used in the previous recipe
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup panko
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 3 green, yellow, or red peppers
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, divided

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer or oven to 350.
  • Cut the top off of 2 – 3 large bell peppers, and stuff with the meatloaf beef mixture.
  • Add to the air fryer, and cook for 25 – 30 minutes (this can be done at the same time you're cooking the meatloaf).
  • I cut my stuffed peppers in half, but this step is not necessary.
  • Remove and add parmesan and mozzarella cheese, and cook for an additional 5 minutes for cheese to melt and turn golden brown.

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Comments

  1. Rochelle says

    Do you cut the peppers in half before or after cooking. That is do you stuff the half peppers and then bake?

    • John says

      To be honest, I didn’t intend to cut them in half. I stepped away, and let them cook too long, so they weren’t exactly pretty for the picture. They tasted good though. My original idea was to just cut the top off, and have them stuffed that way.

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