Saturday, July 30, 2011

Smokey Chipotle Meatloaf

Call me the Meatloaf Queen!  No, wait, please don't, but do consider me as someone knowledgeable of this iconic comfort food, and one who loves to experiment and assemble a collection of only the most unique, tastiest recipes for meatloaf to be found. Here's a recipe for those of you who like something a bit on the spicy side. It is smokey and flavorful with a complex taste that requires no adornment other than a splash of your favorite barbecue sauce.  It's very moist, the recipe can be doubled, and the next day on a sandwich with some thinly sliced red onions it is delish!


1 egg
3 tablespoons hickory-flavored barbecue sauce
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, minced
1 tablespoon adobo sauce from chipotle
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup panko
1 pound ground chuck
2 tablespoons hickory-flavored barbecue sauce

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Beat the egg in a large mixing bowl to blend.  Whisk in 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce, the chopped garlic, chipotle chile, adobo sauce, kosher salt, black pepper, celery salt, cumin, and Worcestershire sauce until evenly smooth. Stir in the onion, panko, and ground chuck, mixing until evenly blended. Form the mixture into a small loaf, approximately 3" wide by 6" long and place into the prepared pan. Brush the top of the meatloaf with 1-2 more tablespoon(s) of barbecue sauce, coating to your liking. Bake in the preheated oven about 1 hour. Remove to a cutting board and tent with foil.  Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

This post is linked to:
On The Menu Monday
Weekday Potluck



We love meatloaf and this one is perfect and different, hubby will love it! Thanks for sharing, my friend. Hugs, FABBY

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

We would love this spicy meatloaf!

Sashquatch said...

I am such a comfort food addict, It doesnt matter if its darn hot outside - gimme a pie anyday! And your meatloaf just looks insanneelllyyy good, really moist and thats the key to a good'un for sure. I think i actually prefer the leftovers of a meatloaf in a sarnie, im definitely saving this scrummy recipe thank you :)

Miz Helen said...

Hi Patti,
Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.
Miz Helen

~~louise~~ said...

What! You don't want to be known as "The Meatloaf Queen"? Can't say that I blame you, lol.

I love to play with meat loaf too. It's just so versatile. It's also a GREAT way to get oatmeal into Marion's diet, and mine too!!! Your meat loaf sounds awesome. I'm looking for something spicy and smokey to make on Thursday. I'll be keeping this:)

Thanks for sharing, Pattie.

Weekday Potluck said...

Your meatloaf looks good! I tried making one before but it was an epic fail haha! :)

Thanks for dropping your link at the Weekday Potluck!