Meatloaf with mozzarella and red peppers

The layer of mozzarella and red peppers in the middle of this easy to make meatloaf, add flavour and interest to a simple dish. It’s perfect for a midweek meal and delicious either hot or cold.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Skill Level Easy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 370kcal
Author Jacqueline Bellefontaine


  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 450 g lean minced beef
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 50 g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp fruity brown sauce
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 pointed red pepper seeded and cut into thin strips
  • 125 g mozzarella sliced


  • Preheat the oven to 180℃/170℃ fan /gas mark 4. Line a 900g loaf tin with baking parchment.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and stir continuously. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until softened. Add the garlic and cook, while stirring, for another minute. Allow to cool slightly.
  • Place the onions, beef, oregano, breadcrumbs, and brown sauce in a large bowl. Mix well.
  • Add the eggs and beat until well combined.
  • Pile just under half of the mixture into the lined loaf tin and press level. Arrange the red pepper strips down the centre of the tin. Cover with the sliced mozzarella.
  • Spoon the remaining meat mixture on top and press down well. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour.
  • Allow to stand for 10 minutes, then turn out and slice to serve.


Nutrition information is approximate (does not include seasoning with salt and pepper)  and is meant as a guideline only.


Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 176mg | Sodium: 367mg | Potassium: 522mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 224mg | Iron: 4.2mg