Chipotle Cheddar Meatloaf Recipe -
Chipotle Cheddar Meatloaf Recipe
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Chipotle Cheddar Meatloaf

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"Made with chipotle cheddar cheese and chili sauce, this meatloaf brings some zing to the dinner table."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Combine meat, 1-1/4 cups cheese, 1/2 cup chili sauce, onion, tortilla chips, egg and salt. Mix well; shape into a 10 x 5-inch oval loaf on a foil-lined jelly roll pan or shallow roasting pan. Brush remaining 1/4 cup chili sauce over loaf.
  2. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven 30 minutes. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese over meatloaf. Continue baking 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and internal temperature of meat is 160 degrees F. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 07, 2010

Very tasty and easy to make. I didn't really change much on this one. The only extra thing I added was some Green Ortega Chillis. I added one can to the meat mixture and than I smeared a half can of chilli's on top of the loaf. I also at the end when you are supposed to put cheese on top of the meatloaf I added cheese and corn chips crumbs. VERY GOOD! And Easy!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 07, 2011

Very good meatloaf, but not enough "chipotle" flavor.


14 Ratings

Dec 17, 2010

This was well received by somewhat picky husband who said the blend of flavors was outstanding. I used sharp cheddar and Pace medium picante sauce. It took a full hour to cook. With a foil lined pan, clean up was a breeze.

Feb 07, 2011

This is a really excellent meatloaf recipe... I've been searching for a tasty TexMex meatloaf, and this certainly fits the bill! Has just the right "kick." I also used a small can of green chilies, putting about 3/4 of the can in with the meat mixture and the remaining bit I mixed in with the chili sauce topping... it was just soooo good! I also baked it for an hour.

Jan 27, 2011

My family really liked this meatloaf! The only thing I did different is that since I didn't have the spicy cheddar, I added 1 1/2 tsp of our favorite chili seasoning. My son called it "nacho" meatloaf, and ate the leftovers for breakfast. It was great also because we have gluten intolerance in our family (no gluten in the tortilla chips)

Mar 10, 2011

this recipe is great, i tweaked it some since my store didn't have chipotle cheddar and i forgot to buy some in adobo sauce. so i just used regular cheddar. the chili sauce gave it an awesome twist, i divided the meat into two loaves and cooked it in a slow cooker on low until done. next time i make this i will definitely use chipotle peppers in adobo sauce!

Mar 24, 2011

I have never particularly liked meatloaf but this is delicious.

Apr 22, 2011

Mighty fine hunk of meat. I especially liked the crushed tortilla chips as a filler. They gave a nice subtle mexican flavor. I used the picante sauce rather than the chili sauce. It came out a little drier than I would have liked. But then, I didn’t want it to be greasy so I went with very lean hamburger. And, of course, you can always smother it in catsup or pico de guaya.


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  • Calories
  • 505 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.6 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 142 mg
  • 47%
  • Fat
  • 34 g
  • 52%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 35.5 g
  • 71%
  • Sodium
  • 1209 mg
  • 48%

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

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