This Spicy Southwest Meatloaf is a hit with my family! The Ro-Tel tomatoes and chili sauce give it a nice spice without making it too hot.
Spicy Southwest Meatloaf
Meatloaf seems to be one of those foods that people either love it or they hate it. There really isn’t any middle ground, is there? My family enjoys meatloaf – Dare I say, they actually look forward to it? I probably have 10 or 15 different meatloaves that I have made over the years. While the traditional meatloaf with the ketchup topping is nice and comforting, sometimes it’s nice to shake things up a bit.
We served our Spicy Southwest Meatloaf up with some Taco Tatoes and green beans. Cornbread muffins on the side would be a nice accompaniment! If you’re looking to kick your regular ol’ meatloaf up a notch, definitely give this recipe a try – you’ll be glad you did!
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- 2 pounds lean ground beef
- 3 slices of bread, torn into small pieces
- 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup green pepper, finely chopped
- 1 can (10 oz.) Ro-Tel Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, slightly drained
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup chili sauce
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Combine the beef, bread, onions, green pepper, tomatoes, eggs, and chili powder in a medium bowl. Shape the meat mixture into a loaf. Place in an ungreased 8½x4½x2½-inch loaf pan.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink in the middle. Carefully drain.
- Spoon the chili sauce over the top of the meatloaf and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
- Allow to stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 333Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 147mgSodium: 392mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 36g
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Originally published on June 27, 2013. Updated on April 23, 2021.