Green Chile Meatloaf

Green Chile Meatloaf
Green Chile Meatloaf. Photo: Diana Rattray
Ratings (10)
  • Total: 90 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 80 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
571 Calories
31g Fat
13g Carbs
57g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This flavorful meatloaf is made with ground beef and chopped mild green chile peppers, along with other southwest-style ingredients. Pepper Jack cheese tops off this tasty meatloaf.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped mild green chile, drained
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) chili-seasoned diced tomatoes, divided
  • 3 to 4 slices pepper jack cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly oil a 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the beef, pork, bread crumbs, onion, egg, salt, pepper, chili powder, chopped cilantro, chile peppers, and about half of the tomatoes; reserve the remaining tomatoes for later.

  3. Shape the mixture into a loaf and place on the prepared baking pan. Bake the meatloaf for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

  4. Top with the sliced cheese and continue baking just until cheese is melted, about 2 to 4 minutes.

  5. Heat the remaining tomatoes and serve sliced meatloaf with a spoonful or two of the tomatoes. Serves 6.