The is the meatloaf to end all meatloaves.
This is yet another recipe I have made countless times over the last four years. To this day, it is still my favourite meatloaf I’ve EVER had. Followed closely by this one, of course. But this Mexican one is my go-to.
Had I never made this recipe, I never would have discovered the complete amazingness that are chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. They are one of my all-time favourite ingredients. I put them in everything I can possibly think of. Because they make every recipe better. I only recently came across chipotle pepper powder and am going a bit overboard with using that in recipes too. Whoops!
Anyway, every time I serve someone this meatloaf, they go nuts for it. Heck, even I go nuts for it – I’m sitting at the dinner table, eating my own cooking, saying “OMG this is unreal”. How humble of me. My Other Half hates it when I compliment my own cooking before our guests have the chance. Apparently I do it often???
Okay, so I know you think the photo up there is gross, but it’s actually AWESOME – all the gunk is the fat that’s seeped out of the loaves! Just scrape it away and devour the still-moist (OMG these meatloaves are SO MOIST) deliciousness the fat left behind.
So I went back and read about the first time I blogged about this recipe, and I felt so bad for my old self. I was commuting almost two hours a day! How awful. I’m so grateful that I’m 15 minutes from work now. And I work from home a lot more. It’s wonderful.
But that’s neither here nor there.
WINTER IS COMING. Yes, I said it. It’s not like He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named or something. Winter means winter food. And meatloaf is definitely winter food.
But that’s not why I made it. I made it because my Paralympian uncle Ian requested meatloaf. So I whipped this up and, well… he devoured it.
Great news – this meatloaf is not too spicy! So if you’re sensitive to heat, don’t worry. I will remind you that if you cannot find chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, you can substitute hot salsa. You won’t get a smokey chipotle flavor, but it will do the trick.
You can easily cut this recipe in half to serve 2-3 people. Just make three logs again, or one huge one. And if you’re nosey like me, the salad is a Costco bagged salad I’ve mentioned before.
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 tsps minced garlic
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp ground allspice
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- 2/3 cup ketchup
- 2 tbsp minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup chopped green onion
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 lbs ground beef
- Heat oil and sauté onion, garlic, oregano, cumin, salt, pepper and allspice. Let cool. Mix peppers and ketchup in small bowl and set aside. Whisk eggs. Add in bread crumbs, green onions, sour cream, ground beef, onion mixture and all but 1/4 cup of the ketchup mixture. Form into three long logs on a lined baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Spread remaining ketchup mixture over loaves before serving.