Guys, I dig meatloaf. I know that there are some people out there who don’t like it, but that confuses me. It’s like a giant meatball. Meatloaf is a way to take a simple ingredient (I’m looking at you, ground meat) and make it something so much more. I like meatloaf so much that I’ve started seeing how I can incorporate different flavor profiles in to the loaf of meat. You know what works really well with meatloaf? That’s right you do! You’re smart, and you read the title of the post. Good on ya. Southwestern flavors and spices can help you take your meatloaf to the next level. We tend to have a lot of these ingredients hanging out in our pantry most of the time anyway, and I wouldn’t be surprised if you do too. We like our loaves of meat made with ground turkey, but feel free to try it with the ground meat of your choice. I would caution against using ground turkey breast as it may be a little dry.
So, ready to try something different with your meatloaf? We hope so.
Southwestern Style Meatloaf
1 red pepper
1 can black beans
1 can green chili
1 1/4 lbs ground turkey
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 large eggs
1 cup bread crumbs
For the glaze:
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup salsa
1. Open the can of black beans, drain and rinse.
2. Mix all ingredients together except the ketchup and salsa.
3. Add the mixture to a well greased 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pan.
4. Bake for about 50 minutes at 375.
5. Mix ketchup and salsa together, and distribute evenly over the top of the meatloaf.
6. Bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees.
- 1 red pepper
- 1 can black beans
- 1 can green chili
- 1 1/4 lbs ground turkey
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- For the glaze:
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup salsa
- Open the can of black beans, drain and rinse.
- Mix all ingredients together except the ketchup and salsa.
- Add the mixture to a well greased 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pan.
- Bake for about 50 minutes at 375.
- Mix ketchup and salsa together, and distribute evenly over the top of the meatloaf.
- Bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees.