Stuffed Meatloaf on the Stovetop

Stuffed meatloaf


Stuffed meatloaf is a delicious and comforting dish that you can prepare on the stovetop. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make it:


For the Meatloaf:

  • 1.5 pounds (680g) ground beef (you can also use a mixture of ground pork and ground beef)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped bell pepper (any color)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup ketchup

  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For the Stuffing:

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced cooked mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup sliced cooked spinach (frozen spinach works well)
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives (optional)

For the Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, chopped onion, chopped bell pepper, minced garlic, grated Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup ketchup, egg, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and black pepper. Mix the ingredients until they are well combined.
  2. On a piece of wax paper or parchment paper, press the meat mixture into a rectangle shape, about 1/2-inch thick.
  3. In the center of the meat rectangle, layer the shredded mozzarella cheese, sliced mushrooms, sliced spinach, and black olives (if using).
  4. Carefully lift the edges of the meat rectangle and use the wax paper to help you roll the meat into a log shape, sealing the edges to encase the stuffing.
  5. In a large skillet or frying pan, heat some oil over medium-high heat. Carefully transfer the stuffed meatloaf log into the skillet seam side down.
  6. Cook the meatloaf for about 5-7 minutes on each side or until it’s nicely browned and cooked through. Use two spatulas to carefully flip it.
  7. While the meatloaf is cooking, prepare the glaze by mixing 1/4 cup ketchup, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl.

  1. Once the meatloaf is browned on all sides and cooked through, reduce the heat to low, and brush the glaze over the top of the meatloaf.
  2. Cover the skillet and let it simmer for an additional 5-7 minutes, allowing the glaze to caramelize and the cheese inside to melt.
  3. Remove the stuffed meatloaf from the skillet and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing it into rounds.

Serve your delicious stuffed meatloaf slices with your favorite sides, such as mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables.


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