Rating: 4.65 stars
303 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 232
  • 4 star values: 47
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4

This is meatloaf with some kick! The seasonings really bring out the flavor of the meat.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
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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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  • In a small bowl, combine the bay leaves, salt, cayenne pepper, ground black pepper, ground white pepper, cumin, and nutmeg; set aside.

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  • Melt the butter or margarine in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, green onions, garlic, hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and reserved seasoning mix. Saute until mixture starts sticking to the bottom of the pan, about 6 minutes. Stir in the milk and ketchup; continue cooking for 2 more minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Remove vegetable mixture from heat, and allow to cool to room temperature. Place the beef and sausage in an ungreased 9x13 inch baking dish. Add the eggs, the vegetable mixture, and the bread crumbs. Remove the bay leaves. Mix well by hand, and form into a loaf about 1 1/2 inches high.

  • Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 minutes. Then raise heat to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) and bake for another 35 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

548 calories; protein 25.7g; carbohydrates 19.3g; fat 40.8g; cholesterol 158mg; sodium 1184.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (302)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2003
This was my first attempt at making meatloaf and although the directions were a little vague for a novice like me (how finely does the onion and bell pepper need to be chopped?? I didn't know!)it was REALLY good! I didn't have bay leaves and it didn't suffer because of it. I used a little less breadcrumbs and more ground beef and garlic. I didn't find it too spicy as other reviewers had commented. It was a little greasy but I just poured the oil off when it was cooked. Leaving it to stand for 15 minutes was definitely good advice. I will be making this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/20/2010
In all fairness the spice composition of this recipie is awesome but we did not like the sausage flavor in this so next time I will will make it with extra ground beef and omit the sausage but the flavoring of the other spices was awesome! Read More
(12)
303 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 232
  • 4 star values: 47
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2003
This was my first attempt at making meatloaf and although the directions were a little vague for a novice like me (how finely does the onion and bell pepper need to be chopped?? I didn't know!)it was REALLY good! I didn't have bay leaves and it didn't suffer because of it. I used a little less breadcrumbs and more ground beef and garlic. I didn't find it too spicy as other reviewers had commented. It was a little greasy but I just poured the oil off when it was cooked. Leaving it to stand for 15 minutes was definitely good advice. I will be making this again! Read More
(60)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
This is fantastic! I've tried other recipes for Cajun Meatloaf but this is the best yet. Spicy but didn't need to sleep with a pack of antacids next to bed. I followed the recipe to the tee & did not find it soggy or mushy. On the contrary texture was perfect; making for great sandwiches the following two days! Highly recommend to all that generally hate meatloaf (such as I). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2003
This is an awesome loaf. However, you must precisely follow all directions. Be patient cooking down the milk and veggies into sauce. Bake the loaf on a rack to drain off the fat. Use evaporated milk. Skip any of these three and you will get mush. Add a pince of thyme. Wait until the next day and it just gets better for sandwiches. Too spicy for kids, however. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2003
Finally - FINALLY - a recipe for meatloaf that isn't bland and boring and convered with a sickly sweet sauce. This one is flavorful and delicious and if you follow the recipe carefully it has a nice texture. I couldn't find andouille in my area so I had to substitute hot Italian sausage. My children love this. My 1 year old ate 3 helpings! I'll make this one often. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2003
This is the best meatloaf recipe I've tried. I am usually not a meatloaf fan but this has changed my mind. I've also used this to make the juciest bbq'd burgers. My entire family loves them!!! Definitely try this!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2005
I am relatively new to cooking so I was taking a big step with this but it was a hit and turned out great! We served it with a simple green salad with tomatoes and balsamic dressing -- anything heavier (potatoes bread even brocolli) might have been too much. For the other novice cooks attempting this -- the hot pepper sauce I used was Cholula but you can use tobasco too. We chopped the vegies into small chunks -- not so fine that you'd use a food processor but not too chunky either. This way the flavors blend together and you won't bite into a big piece of pepper or something. When we pulled it out of the oven the grease had pooled to the sides which you can just pour off. We let it stand for about 15 min before serving. Perfect time to make a salad and set the table! We will definitely make again and are looking forward to the cold meatloaf for lunch today! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2002
If only my mother could have made meatloaf this good. Requested over and overy by the family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I love this recipe and I love any type of meatloaf. My family hates it. I thought maybe they would like this one they didn't. Hard crowd to please. I loved it! Thanks for sharing it with me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2002
I made this for my husband who is a meatloaf expert and he LOVED it. Very moist very spicy and flavorful and great for leftovers as it makes a lot. Served it with mashed potatoes and crescent rolls... a great dinner. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/20/2010
In all fairness the spice composition of this recipie is awesome but we did not like the sausage flavor in this so next time I will will make it with extra ground beef and omit the sausage but the flavoring of the other spices was awesome! Read More
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