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A Green Pepper Meatloaf Recipe | The Cupboard Drawer Recipe Book

Updated on March 16, 2011

Here is a great meatloaf variation straight from “The Cupboard Drawer”. It hides a different texture to the dish that becomes evident at the point of consumption (your mouth) in a pleasing sort of way. Do Enjoy….

¼ Cup Butter

3 Large Onions, sliced

1 Large Green Bell Pepper (seeded, cored and cut into thin strips)

2½ tsp Salt – divided 2 and 1/2

2 LBs Ground Chuck, recommended ( if using ground beef make sure its at least 95% lean)

1 Cup Dry Bread Crumbs

2 Eggs

1/8 tsp Pepper (Black or red your call)

¼ Cup Catsup ( I also like to use a small can of Contadina tomato paste instead)

Pre Heat Oven to 375 Degrees

  1. Prepare a greased 9 X 5 X 3 inch loaf Pan (PAM works well)
  2. In a large Skillet over medium heat melt the butter then add the onions, green pepper, ½ tsp salt. Sauté stirring frequently till tender.
  3. In a mixing bowl combine the onion – pepper mix, Ground Chuck, bread crumbs, eggs, remaining salt, pepper and catsup, mix gently but thoroughly.
  4. Press Mixture into the prepared loaf plan, (if you want crustier sides you can then take it out of the loaf pan and bake it on a greased cookie sheet (use the kind with a lip all around the pan.)
  5. Bake in your 375 Degree Oven for 1 Hr, Remove from oven slice and serve.

Yield 6-8 servings (3 or 4 for me)

This one really tastes good with a cold beer and fried potatoes with some Shredded Cheddar on top.


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    • Hmrjmr1 profile image

      Hmrjmr1 8 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Trish - this is one variation I have one from Zena that will be coming out soon that'll knock your socks off! In the meantime Do Enjoy...

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      There was a time when my meatloaf was the 'best'. Today, my daughter has trumped me and hers is so much better than mine. The ingredients she uses are very similar to the ones you noted. I'll share this with her and we'll give it a try.

      Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go eat something :)

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      Hmrjmr1 8 years ago from Georgia, USA

      LMY - Great Variations I'm sure are yummies. I like to add bacon as well sometimes. Thanks for stopping by!

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      love my yorkies 8 years ago from way out west

      Have always put green peppers in my meatloaf, that's how my mom taught me, and just love it. but of course, i'm always trying new variations of things. something you might like, is to use oats instead of bread or crackers and i also like to put a little velveeta cheese in the meatloaf mix before i cook it. i also like to mix ketchup with a little bbq sauce.

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      Hmrjmr1 8 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Sandy- Glad you like the recipe- I am an Old Soldier though not a Marine. Though I hold all Marines in High Regard. Glad you're now a Fan! Many Thanks.

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      SandyMcCollum 8 years ago

      LOVE meatloaf! Thanks!

      I've read several of your articles but today was the first time I read your profile. I'm so sorry and proud of you! You should be a puddle, but you're a marine. My son is a marine and he now contracts with the military. He's a UAV(?) mechanic, somewhere overseas right now.

      I'm happy to be one of your fans!

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      Barbara Eisenberg 8 years ago from Titusville

      I do? Cool!

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      Hmrjmr1 8 years ago from Georgia, USA


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      Hmrjmr1 8 years ago from Georgia, USA

      ivori - YOU KNOW ME!!

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      Barbara Eisenberg 8 years ago from Titusville

      Can just see you sliding to the dining table wearing those white socks, meat loaf in one hand, beer in the other. LOL Love meatloaf (especially a left over cold meatloaf sandwich) yummy! Plan to try your recipe. Thanks!

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      Hmrjmr1 8 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Lorlie6 and Zsuzsybee Thanks and Do Enjoy!

      BPOP I can Sing Dance, and know all the secrets of the gigolos (magic hands included), plus visit death and destruction on the enemies of the United States and and the Free People of the World, Though it takes me longer now. LOL

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      breakfastpop 8 years ago

      Dear Hmrjmr,

      Meatloaf is a favorite in my house. I'll happily try this version. By the way, did I tell you how incredibly versatile I think you are, politics, meatloaf...You are the best.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Yum this sounds great. I luvvvv green peppers. Thanks for sharing.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Laurel Rogers 8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      My hubby is a green pepper fanatic-we'll have to give this one a try!


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