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


  • 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.
  • On a piece of wax paper or parchment paper, press the meat mixture into a rectangle shape, about 1/2-inch thick.
  • In the center of the meat rectangle, layer the shredded mozzarella cheese, sliced mushrooms, sliced spinach, and black olives (if using).
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • While the meatloaf is cooking, prepare the glaze by mixing 1/4 cup ketchup, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl.
  • 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.
  • Cover the skillet and let it simmer for an additional 5-7 minutes, allowing the glaze to caramelize and the cheese inside to melt.
  • 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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