Three Green Chile Meatloaf Recipe

3 green chile meatloaf recipes

The Spruce / Nita West

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 65 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
671 Calories
41g Fat
25g Carbs
48g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 671
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41g 53%
Saturated Fat 16g 79%
Cholesterol 249mg 83%
Sodium 1161mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 48g
Vitamin C 28mg 142%
Calcium 157mg 12%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 944mg 20%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Meatloaf is such an easy dinner to prepare, and great for planning ahead. You can prep the meat up to the cooking step, wrap it up and store in the freezer for future meals. Another great thing about meatloaf is that the ingredients are typically inexpensive -- this is a meal that won't break your budget. 

Meatloaf is also one of those dishes that you can easily tweak and experiment with different spices and flavors. In this version, chile peppers transform this typically family-friendly meal into a fiery tongue tingler. Of course, if you'd like to make it milder simply remove the seeds and veins from the chilies. 


  • 1 pepper jalapeño, finely minced

  • 1 serrano pepper, finely minced

  • 1 habanero pepper, finely minced

  • 10.6 ounces ground pork

  • 10.6 ounces ground beef

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or oil of choice

  • 2 1/2 ounces white onion

  • 3 clove garlic cloves

  • 2 large large eggs

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs

  • 1 bowl (2 cups) creamy tomato soup

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for 3 green chile meatloafs
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  2. Finely mince the three peppers (use gloves to protect your hands and fingers -- hot peppers can burn!). Omit the seeds and veins if a less spicy meatloaf is desired.

    Mince pepper
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  3. Preheat the oven to 350 F and prepare the loaf pan.

  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground pork with the ground beef until the meats are thoroughly combined (Don't be afraid to use your hands!). Sprinkle the Italian seasoning mix (omit sea salt if seasoning mix contains salt already) over the meat, then use your hands to distribute the spices as best as possible throughout the meat. Set the bowl aside. 

    Add seasoning
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  5. Heat the olive oil in a hot pan. Once the oil is hot, add the finely chopped onion and sauté until softened.

    Heat olive oil
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  6. Next, add the finely minced peppers and the garlic cloves. Continue to cook until everything is completely soft and cooked through.

    Add minced peppers
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  7. Pour this chile-garlic mixture over the seasoned meat mix. Use a spoon or your hands (careful if mixture is still hot) to distribute the chile mixture throughout the meat.

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  8. Pour in the eggs and milk, then add the breadcrumbs. Thoroughly mix into the meat and continue until everything is well incorporated. The meat should come together and stick together easily now. If needed, add a couple more tablespoons of breadcrumbs to bind meat together.

    Add seasoning
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  9. Put the meat mixture into the loaf pan and use your hands or a spoon to pack the meat tightly into the pan and create an evenly shaped meatloaf.

    Put meat in loaf pan
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  10. Use a wooden skewer or toothpick to prick a few small holes around the top of the meatloaf. Pour as much of the tomato soup as you can over the meatloaf.

    Add sauce
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  11. Place the pan in the center of the oven and bake for 45 minutes. To test the meatloaf for doneness, insert a knife and make sure that the juices run clear.

    Sauce on meatloaf
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  12. Allow to cool slightly before serving, and serve with your favorite side dishes -- green beans and either mashed potatoes or boiled potatoes round out this meal.

    3 green chile meatloaf
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