2011, Recipe 17: Smoky Chipotle Meatloaf

Recipe courtesy of allrecipes.com

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup hickory flavored barbeque sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, or to taste
  • 2 chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, minced,
  • or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce from chipotle
  • peppers
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry oatmeal
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons hickory flavored barbeque
  • sauce

1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
2. Beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl until smooth, then whisk in 1/3 cup barbeque sauce, garlic, chipotle chiles, adobo sauce, kosher salt, black pepper, celery salt, cumin, and Worcestershire sauce until evenly smooth. Mix in the onion, oatmeal, and ground beef with your hands until evenly blended. Pack the mixture into the prepared pan. Brush the top of the meatloaf with 2 more tablespoons of barbeque sauce.
3. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Results: AMAZING! I really, really liked this. I halved the recipe since I had only one lb. of turkey. I added one diced small yellow bell pepper and a handful of diced baby bella mushrooms. One chipotle gives it a nice spice! The bbq sauce adds another layer of smokiness. I served it with bacon cheddar mashed yukon gold potatoes.  YUM!  I took the potato recipe loosely from this recipe on allrecipes.com.


Gorgeous Puddin said...

Looks really good! I've never thought to add bbq sauce to the beef. I'm trying that next time I make meat loaf.

Jameil said...

I'd never thought of it either! One of the definite perks of following recipes pretty closely the first time through is trying and LOVING things I never would've thought of!