Habanero and Goat Cheese Meat Loaf


Give this American classic a kick in the pants by adding goat cheese and habanero pepper.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound ground sirloin

  • 1 tomato, diced

  • 4 mushrooms, diced

  • 1 small green bell pepper, diced

  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 small orange bell pepper, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 bunch green onions, diced

  • ½ cup bread crumbs

  • 1 egg

  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped

  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce

  • 3 ounces goat cheese

  • 1 habanero pepper, diced

  • ¼ cup bread crumbs

  • ½ (8 ounce) package extra sharp Cheddar cheese, sliced

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, sliced


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Combine the sirloin, tomato, mushrooms, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, orange bell pepper, garlic, green onion, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, egg, cilantro, and Worcestershire sauce in a large mixing bowl; mix together with your hands until evenly incorporated. Shape the mixture into a cylinder about the size of a loaf pan. Create a center channel in the loaf; load the goat cheese and diced habanero pepper into the middle of the channel and roll it up, folding the cheese and pepper into the center of the loaf. Place the loaf into a loaf pan. Sprinkle 1/4 cup bread crumbs over the top of the loaf. Place the Cheddar cheese slices around the edges of the pan. Arrange the jalapeno pepper slices on the top of the loaf.

  3. Bake the meat loaf in the preheated oven until cooked completely through and no longer pink, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Allow to rest 7 to 10 minutes before slicing to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

372 Calories
21g Fat
20g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 372
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 468mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 65mg 326%
Calcium 266mg 20%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 654mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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