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Individual meatloaf recipe for spicy meatloaf. Served on a white plate with mashed potatoes and peas.

Southwestern Spicy Meatloaf

This spicy meatloaf recipe combines all of your favorite Southwestern flavors and is elevated by adding chopped Hatch Green Chiles.
Cuisine Southwestern
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 35 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 258kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion peeled and fine chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper cored, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 green chiles roasted, skin removed, seeded and rough chopped. Hatch, Pueblo or Anaheim peppers.
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons oregano Mexican Oregano preferred.
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 28 ounces tomatoes canned, drained, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground sausage
  • 3 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1-15 ounce can creamed corn
  • 8 Tablespoons catsup
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese grated


  • In a large hot skillet heat olive oil over high heat.
  • Add onions, bell pepper and cook until onions start to turn translucent.
  • Add chile peppers, chili powder, salt, oregano and cumin. Turn down heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally until flavors blend, about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add tomatoes and cook stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in vinegar and let cool to room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine beef and sausage. Add cooked tomato mixture, bread crumbs, eggs, corn and mix well. Divide mixture into 10 1/2 ounce portions and shape into loaves. Or will make two 9 x 5 loafs.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of catsup to each loaf and spread around on the top.
  • Bake 40 minutes or until meat thermometer into center registers 160 degrees. Pour off any pan juices. Sprinkle cheese evenly over meat loaf and return to oven until cheese melts.
  • Tent the meatloaf with foil and let rest for 10 minutes. Serve.


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 718mg | Potassium: 422mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1171IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 3mg