Monday, May 9, 2011

Recipe: Turkey Meatloaf in Bell Pepper Rings

Throw in a salad and some garlic bread and you've got yourself a meal!  This recipe is adapted from Sunny Anderson's (Cooking for Real). 

Turkey Meatloaf in Bell Pepper Rings.

Turkey Meatloaf in Pepper Rings

Serves: 4 - 6

  • 3 bell peppers, any color, cores and seeds removed
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 28-ounce can Italian style diced tomatoes (with basil)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 1 egg
  • A few dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • A few dashes Tabasco
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Bell pepper rings.


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.  Coat a large glass baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Slice bell peppers into 1-inch rings and place in the baking dish.  You should get three to four rings per pepper.
  3. In a large bowl mix together ground turkey, bread crumbs, 1/2 cup of the tomatoes, garlic, onion, egg, chopped sage, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco.  Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Fill each pepper ring with the meat mixture.  Overfill slightly as the mixture will "shrink" as it cooks.  
  5. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Sauté meatloaf rings in batches until both sides are golden brown, a few minutes per side.  Return to the baking dish.
  6. Pour the remaining tomatoes over the meatloaf rings and bake in oven until cooked through, 20 - 25 minutes.  
For a flavor bonus, top the meatloaf rings with fried sage when ready to serve. 


  1. Interesting that there's a saute' step between the filling and the baking... Looks luscious, tho. Might have to try it with meat substitute of some sort :-)