Growing up in New Mexico, we had access to the Hatch green chile (the best!). I add green chile to a lot of my recipes and it rather sets this meatloaf off. It's very good cold, made into sandwiches the second day.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 meatloaf
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a loaf pan.

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  • Mix hamburger, tomatoes, green chiles, onion, milk, eggs, crackers, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Transfer to the prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until until no longer pink in the center, about 1 hour and 10 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

  • Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a serving dish.

Cook's Note:

If you can find them, use Big Jim Hatch chiles, roasted, peeled, and diced.

Nutrition Facts

260 calories; protein 17.3g; carbohydrates 8.9g; fat 16.6g; cholesterol 99.9mg; sodium 608.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/10/2017
As much as I love every single ingredient in this recipe, it still seemed to be lacking something. I made it as written except for adding the milk because I didn't drain either the tomatoes (I used mild Rotel) or the hatch chilies that I used. It was plenty moist enough, but I'm thinking I was maybe missing the tomato sauce (or something along that line) on the top as it was baking---or maybe it just needed more salt. Or maybe both. I would make this again with a few changes. But I would definitely try it again. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(3)
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/10/2017
As much as I love every single ingredient in this recipe, it still seemed to be lacking something. I made it as written except for adding the milk because I didn't drain either the tomatoes (I used mild Rotel) or the hatch chilies that I used. It was plenty moist enough, but I'm thinking I was maybe missing the tomato sauce (or something along that line) on the top as it was baking---or maybe it just needed more salt. Or maybe both. I would make this again with a few changes. But I would definitely try it again. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2019
This was an EXCELLENT twist on your normal meatloaf! I actually had to reluctantly make this one, to appease a crowd, and I do NOT regret! This is now a staple. My suggestion: follow the “stacking” method of the jalapeño meatloaf recipe- layer some cheese & chilis about mid-way through. You won’t regret that hidden “surprise”! This is total treat from your normal rotation. Absolutely worth a try! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2020
Was so good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2020
Best meatloaf ever! I did make a couple of changes. I used gluten-free breadcrumbs out of necessity, about 3/4 cup. I left out the milk because it was moist enough without, and also added 1 tsp garlic powder and about 3/4 tsp smoked paprika. I used hatch peppers chopped. I typically don't like meatloaf but make it for my husband, but I loved this! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2021
Got two thumbs up from my dinner partner and meat loaf for days to come!! Subbed tortilla chips and some oats for the crackers, used a 10 oz. can of tomatoes and green chilies for the 14.5 oz. tomatoes (topped it off with pico de gallo). Fantastic!! Oh and mixed Trader Joe’s hatch valley and picante salsa and some El Yucateco black label reserve habanero sauce (a decent amount of smoky heat) for a glaze on mine, only picante on those less amorously attached to the heat. Will definitely Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2018
I haven't made it yet. I just wanted to let people know that you can get Hatch Chilis from them. Look them up online and you can get them year round. I will be trying it soon. Read More
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