smoky chipotle meatloaf

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Dean Barto
Phoenix, AZ

Found a version of this recipe elsewhere, and have made it several times, tweaking it each time. Finally have it the way I like it. And, the last time I made it, I made an easy mushroom gravy for it, and served mashed potatoes and green beans.

★★★★★ 2
serves 6
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For smoky chipotle meatloaf

  • 2 lg
    eggs
  • 1/3 c
    hickory flavored barbecue sauce
  • 2 clove
    garlic, finely minced
  • 2
    chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    adobo sauce from chipotle chilies
  • 2 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 tsp
    coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    celery salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 md
    onion, medium chopped
  • 1/2 c
    oatmeal, uncooked
  • 2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp
    hickory flavored barbecue sauce

How To Make smoky chipotle meatloaf

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350º F. Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Sweat onions and garlic in vegetable oil until onions are transparent. Set aside to cool for handling.
  • 3
    Beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl until smooth., then whisk in 1/3 cup barbecue sauce, chipotle chilies, adobo sauce, tomato paste, kosher salt, black pepper, celery salt, cumin and worcestershire sauce until evenly smooth.
  • 4
    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 barbecue sauce.
  • 5
    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 160º F.

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