Green Chile Meatloaf

Green Chile Meatloaf
Green Chile Meatloaf. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 90 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 80 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 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

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