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Sweet and Spicy Meatloaf Recipe

Sweet and Spicy Meatloaf

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"This spicy meat loaf is not only super easy, it's also something that both kids and adults will love!! Take it from someone who has the world's pickiest family. You can either use the remaining barbeque sauce on top of the loaf before baking, or serve it on the side after the meal is cooked."

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Original recipe makes 6 to 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 30 mins

    1 hr 40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix ground beef, eggs, onion, barbeque sauce, green bell pepper, diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, Salsa Verde flavored tortilla chips and Worcestershire sauce. Shape into a loaf and place in an 11x7 inch baking pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven 75 to 90 minutes, or until center of the loaf is no longer pink.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 22, 2006

This was really good. To keep the meat from getting to wet drain the tomatoes first. I used hot bar-b-que sauce because we like things very spicy. I made the meat into six 4x2 loaves instead of one big loaf, they cook in about 25-30 minutes and each person gets their own. Also I made a well in the top of each one and filled with a mixture of sour cream and picante sauce and then topped with cheese during the last 5 minutes of cooking. The people in my house gave it a thumbs up.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 29, 2002

I had to decrease the size of the origianl recipe so that may have something to do with it, but the meatloaf before baking was very "wet", I had to add additional crushed taco chips and then when the meatloaf was done, it was terrible. It tasted like taco chips, you couldn't even taste the meat anymore. Would not use recipe again.


9 Ratings

Aug 29, 2002

My hubby enjoyed this meatloaf with a definite kick. It may be a little too spicy for very little kids, but older kids and teens will love it! It puts a nice twist on an old favorite. It does turn out moist, not dry. I used a sweet bbq sauce and that was a good contrast. Will use it again.

Aug 17, 2009

Because of the comments about the mixture being too wet, I cut back on the BBQ sauce, and partially drained the canned tomatoes. Apart from adding a little salt and pepper, I made it as written. The result was a very bland, crumbly loaf with an uneven, mushy texture. I won't be making this again. Thanks anyway.

Dec 11, 2008

This was very wet, even after I added additional bread crumbs. It fell apart when I was taking it out of the pan. The flavor could be good, but it needs to hold together better.

Mar 23, 2011

Very Good! A favorite! Too Wet but still tasted great!

Dec 15, 2011

I love how simple your recipe is but I first seasoned the meat with some garlic ginger cumin cilantro and thyme and it was even better!

Jan 27, 2012

This is one of the best meat loaf recipes. Make sure you cook it for 90 mins. It will not be to wet


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  • Calories
  • 543 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 132 mg
  • 44%
  • Fat
  • 32.2 g
  • 50%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 24.2 g
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 968 mg
  • 39%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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