Stovetop Stuffed Meatloaf

Meatloaf is the epitome of comfort food, but let’s take it up a notch. Imagine a hearty meatloaf with a surprise filling that oozes with flavor. In this recipe, we’re going to create a Stovetop Stuffed Meatloaf that’s not only delicious but also cooked to perfection right on your stovetop. It’s the ultimate comfort food with a twist. Let’s dive into the process of making this savory delight.


For the Meatloaf:

  • 1 pound ground beef (preferably a mix of beef and pork)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or your choice)
  • 1/2 cup cooked spinach, squeezed dry and chopped (or use thawed frozen spinach)
  • 1/4 cup roasted red peppers, chopped (from a jar is fine)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard


Step 1: Prepare the Filling

  1. In a bowl, combine the shredded cheese, chopped spinach, and roasted red peppers.
  2. Season the filling mixture with a pinch of salt and pepper. Set it aside.

Step 2: Make the Meatloaf Mixture

  1. In a separate large bowl, combine the ground meat, breadcrumbs, milk, chopped onion, minced garlic, egg, Worcestershire sauce, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
  2. Mix the ingredients until well combined. Be careful not to overmix, as this can make the meatloaf tough.

Step 3: Assemble the Stuffed Meatloaf

  1. Take half of the meatloaf mixture and press it evenly into the bottom of a deep, oven-safe skillet or pan.
  2. Create a slight indentation in the meat, leaving a border around the edges.
  3. Spoon the prepared filling mixture into the indentation, spreading it out evenly.
  4. Take the remaining half of the meatloaf mixture and flatten it into a patty. Carefully place it on top of the filling.
  5. Press the edges of the top and bottom layers of meatloaf together to seal in the filling.

Step 4: Create the Glaze

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the ketchup, brown sugar, and Dijon mustard.
  2. Spread the glaze evenly over the top of the meatloaf.

Step 5: Stovetop Cooking

  1. Cover the skillet or pan with a lid.
  2. Cook the meatloaf over low to medium-low heat for about 30-35 minutes, or until the meat is cooked through and the cheese is melted.
  3. Check the meatloaf’s internal temperature with a meat thermometer; it should read 160°F (71°C) for beef or 165°F (74°C) for pork.
  4. If the meatloaf starts to brown too quickly on the bottom, you can place the skillet on a burner set to the lowest heat setting and use a heat diffuser if you have one.

Step 6: Rest and Serve

  1. Remove the skillet from the heat and let the meatloaf rest for about 5 minutes before slicing.
  2. Slice into generous portions, revealing the gooey, cheesy filling.


This Stovetop Stuffed Meatloaf is a mouthwatering twist on a classic recipe that’s sure to delight your taste buds. The combination of savory meatloaf, melty cheese, and flavorful filling makes this dish an instant favorite. Plus, cooking it on the stovetop adds a unique touch. So, give it a try and savor the comfort and flavor of this delicious meal.

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