Easy Spicy Meatloaf

Wendy Pitts

By
@gorillacook

My husband has never been a fan of meatloaf, claiming it is always to "bready," dry and flavorless. After tasting this recipe, he's a new fan.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 lb
ground beef (80/20)
1 1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
fresh ground black pepper
1/2 c
onion, finely chopped
1/2 c
green bell pepper, finely chopped (or pablano pepper)
1/2 c
red or yellow pepper, finely chopped
1 Tbsp
canola oil
1
egg, lightly beaten
10 oz
can rotel "original"
1/2 c
quick-cooking oats
1 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce

TOPPING:

8 oz
tomato sauce (basil, garlie & oregano)
6 oz
tomato paste (basil, garlic & oregano)
1/4 c
sugar (or splenda)
2 tsp
apple cider vinegar
2 tsp
yellow mustard

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2In a small mixing bowl, whisk together topping ingredients and set aside.
3In a large mixing bowl, add ground beef, salt and pepper. With a fork, lightly "stir/separate" ground beef.
4In a skillet with a small amount of canola oil, saute onions and peppers for 8 to 10 minutes or until onions become translucent. Remove from heat.
5Add egg, Rotel, oats, Worcestershire sauce and sauteed pepper mixture to hamburger. Gently mix with clean hands until ingredients are incorporated.
6Transfer to a 13x9 baking pan and shape meat mixture into a "loaf." Pour topping mixture on top and sides if desired.
7Bake uncovered for 1 hour. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American