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green chili meatloaf

Green Chili Meatloaf

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 - 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American


Meatloaf filled with green chiles and cheese? Can’t beat that!


Units Scale

1 1/2 lbs ground turkey (or meat of your choice)
2 minced garlic cloves
1 seeded, finely chopped jalapeno
1 chopped chipotle
2 T ancho chile powder
2 t smoked paprika
1 t dried oregano
1/2 t cumin
1/2 t salt
1/2 c chopped onions
2 T ketchup
1 egg
1 c crushed tortilla chips


1 c shredded cheese (I used a combo of cheddar and jalapeno)
1/3 c ketchup
1 can green chilies, drained or Hatch chilies

1/3 c ketchup
1/2 t garlic powder
1 t chipotle tabasco or another chopped chipotle


Preheat oven to 350.

Combine turkey and other ingredients through tortilla chips. Mix well. I use my hands. They work really well! Then take half the mixture and shape it in a long flat loaf in a rectangular pan. (I like to bake my meat loaf in a baking dish, not a loaf pan.)

Spread 1/2 of the 1/3 c of ketchup on the loaf. Top that with 1 c of shredded cheese. Top that with the can of drained green chilies. Now spread the rest of your ketchup over that. Or something like that! This green chile cheese ribbon is not too spicy, but makes your loaf tasty and pretty. (We all need pretty, right?)

Ready? Now you can take the other half of the meat mixture and spread it on top of your filling. Make sure your filling is sealed in well so it doesn’t leak out the sides.

OK, mix up the ketchup with the garlic powder and chipotle tabasco. Spread that on all sides of your loaf.

Bake for about 1 hour. Sometimes with turkey there is a lot of liquid that makes its way into the pan. Feel free to drain this or pour it onto your dog’s food. They will love it!

Serve this with beans or potatoes. Manservant voted beans.