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If you really enjoy that smokey flavor there are tons of chipotle recipes on the internet. I take a can of chipotles (undrained) and puree it until smooth. Put it in a small jar and refrigerate. This is called chipotle paste. You can add a teaspoon or so to any recipe to add that smokey taste. I use it in my chicken broth for soups, cook chicken tenders in a mixture of cream cheese and chipotle in my small crockpot, add some to ketchup or your favorite BBQ sauce, make a Denver omelette and add a little before cooking. The possibilities are endless and chipotle paste is a little addictive!Read More
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I guess we like a more traditional style meatloaf because this was all heat and not much else, though you could taste some of the cumin. I used celery seed, watered down adobo sauce, breadcrumbs, chicken 'n rib bbq sauce and cleaned the pepper really well. I made only half of the recipe. It was super spicy, even for me and I like some heat! Not something I'll make again though. Thanks for the recipe nonetheless!Read More
If you really enjoy that smokey flavor there are tons of chipotle recipes on the internet. I take a can of chipotles (undrained) and puree it until smooth. Put it in a small jar and refrigerate. This is called chipotle paste. You can add a teaspoon or so to any recipe to add that smokey taste. I use it in my chicken broth for soups, cook chicken tenders in a mixture of cream cheese and chipotle in my small crockpot, add some to ketchup or your favorite BBQ sauce, make a Denver omelette and add a little before cooking. The possibilities are endless and chipotle paste is a little addictive!
Yum! We really enjoyed this. I agree that the chipotle may be too hot for some, but it was fine for us. You may want to sub part of the chipotle/adobo with smoked paprika to keep the smoky flavor without quite so much "yowza!". Another cool trick for this meatloaf, if youre feeling whiny like I was, is to throw all the ingredients except the meat and oatmeal in the blender, then mix everything together in a stand mixer. No chipotle-onion-meat-hands! Thanks so much for the recipe! (I doubled it - we're getting down with sandwiches tomorrow for lunch!)
This is such a good variation for meatloaf! I followed the recipe exactly, except I used ground turkey instead of ground beef. I would highly recommend this recipe, and to follow it as-directed! I was skeptical about the oats because I had never used them in meatloaf before (though it may be somewhat common) but I was glad I did; the mixture was really wet, but the loaf came out perfectly. Maybe add one extra chipotle pepper if you want some heat; I typically like spicier food but the extra would have taken away from it, in my opinion. As I said, a nice twist on meatloaf! I served it with mashed potatoes and corn on the cob.
This meatloaf is fabulous! I usually make meatloaf the way my mom taught me, and this was my first new recipe -- so glad I tried it! I used three chipotle peppers instead of two, and I also added some spinch just to fit in an extra veggie. Otherwise I followed the ingredients and directions exactly, and I am blown-away. The spice hits you after your first bite, and it truly is a deep smokey spice. I brought a slice of leftovers to my friend's house, and both her and her roommate demanded I show them where to find the recipe. I also think this would be delicious with ground turkey which I may try next time for a slightly healthier alternative. And if anyone is having a hard time finding the peppers (I sure did!), head for a store with a large Mexican-food section. I traveled to three stores before finally finding them at Walmart.
Wow this was awesome! The flavor was great. I added about 1/2 cup of milk to my oats and 1 cup shredded cheese. This makes the meat mixture very wet, but very moist in the end. I baked in a muffin tin for 45 min. Cut up in slices and made meatloaf sandwiches with pepperjack cheese! It was great!
I generally change things up here and there for recipes, but made this as stated and it was great! I used 93% lean beef and might go up to 96%. I also used a tangy BBQ sauce versus sweet. For baking it, I lined a baking sheet with foil and put the entire loaf pan on it and happy I did because it did splatter a bit. I also used a meat thermometer and baked to 157 degrees and it raised to 161 when it came out of the oven. Perfect, but took longer than an hour. Definitely let it rest for about 10-15 minutes so that it's not falling apart when you cut into it. Next time I plan to use a muffin pan so that there's more crunchy stuff along the sides and won't take as long to bake. Using the leaner meat (93%), I recalculated the calories to be 237 per serving, 9.9 g fat (3.4 sat), 10.4 g carb, 1.2 g fiber, 25.4 g protein.
This is delicious! The only change I made was to bake on a cookie sheet lined with tinfoil. I just shaped it into a loaf and added a tad more BBQ sauce(used Sweet Baby Ray's Hickory & Brown Sugar) to the top because we like it saucey. This came together quickly and has the right amount of spice and heat. This is definitely a keeper for us.
This is excellent. One warning for those who love heat - you can overdo it. I used most of a can of chilis with the adobe sauce and it was a bit much. The problem is the can I found was a bit larger than I thought it would be. Two chili's is probably perfect for this recipe.
Love the chance to try a new meatloaf! This one is good. I like spicy and it was certainly that, would imagine it will be a little hot for future reviewers. The oats help keep the loaf on the drier side as I like it not too wet. Looking forward to tomorrow's sandwiches for lunch. Thanks!
I guess we like a more traditional style meatloaf because this was all heat and not much else, though you could taste some of the cumin. I used celery seed, watered down adobo sauce, breadcrumbs, chicken 'n rib bbq sauce and cleaned the pepper really well. I made only half of the recipe. It was super spicy, even for me and I like some heat! Not something I'll make again though. Thanks for the recipe nonetheless!
HOLY COW!!! This is absolutely awesome!!! I found this recipe this morning and made it for dinner. My whole family loves it!!! It's so much better than my meatloaf recipe!! This was so easy to make!!! Everybody needs to try this even if you don't like meatloaf you will LOVE this!!! Thanks so much for the awesome recipe!!!
Outstanding! Thank you for the great recipe.
This is wonderful! Gonna put the leftovers in some vegetable soup.
This recipe made me fall in love with meatloaf. A little bite but not overbearing.
Dang delicious meatloaf!! I used chipotle powder instead, and it was the best meatloaf I believe I have ever had. Great for lunch the next day too.
Used ground turkey instead of beef(don't eat beef). Also just used 1 T. adobo sauce and 1 chilie as I don't like firey hot. It turned out very flavorful. I will keep in my favorites for a meatloaf recipe. Thanks!
This recipe was great. Nice smoky flavoring with just a bit of heat that slowly builds while eating the meatloaf. Tasted great with garlic mashed potatoes.
This has alot of potential, but I think I messed it up. I used thawed hamburger out of my freezer and probably mixed the ingredients too much, so mine came out a little dry and tough. The flavor was fantastic though, a nice change from my usual meatloaf. The family liked it. Needs quite a bit more salt too, for our taste.
A tad to garlicky for me; I halved the garlic and liked it better.
Dang good. I used 1lb 90% ground beef & 1lb 99% ground turkey other than that I did it all as said in the recipe. Came out moist and delicious.
Very good if you like a smokey/spicy meatloaf. My husband said it was way too spicy but I really liked it. So if you are cooking for someone who doesn't go spicy don't make this meatloaf but if your crowd is into something spicy they will love this. And what a great sandwich it makes the next day, if you have leftovers.
Excellent way to use up the chipolte peppers from the chilliquile sauce. Adds some spice to the meatloafbut not so much that the kids could not eat it.
I made just as the recipe called for except for using just a little less onion...it turned out great! Excellent flavor! Will definitely make this again and again.
Great meatloaf recipe! I cooked on a rack, in a foil lined roaster pan. Topped with 4 half slices of bacon ... Plenty of crisp edges! Took about 1.5 hours to get to 160 degrees done. I have a temp guage in my oven and it seems to run a bit cooler than the dial ...
My husband that does not even like meatloaf liked this one!!!!!
This one is hard to rate, because I didn't like it. I can't eat it - it turns out that I do NOT like chipotle flavored meatloaf. However, my husband LOVES it, better than "Brown Sugar Meatloaf" from this site (which is my personal favorite). He likes it so much that I can't subtract any stars, because if you aren't tied to the idea of a sweet ketchupy meatloaf (guilty as charged) this is a flavorful, tender and good recipe -- IE no changes needed! I recommend you cook this (and all meatloaves) on a grill rack pan. (It's a slotted pan with a drip catching pan beneath it.) Even using 93/7 meat, I am always revolted by the amount of fat that drains out. Just be sure to pack the hand-shaped loaf tightly, if you do that. I forgot to do that this time, and so I can't get mine to photograph decently without doing the recipe a disservice. Thanks for a recipe that my husband REALLY enjoyed!
We really enjoyed this!! I used Sweet Baby Rays Hickory with Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce. Next time I think I may put this together in the morning, giving the favours time to meld before baking in the evening. We thought the bbq sauce topping could've been tripled or even quadrupled.
I loved this recipie. I made it exactly as stated and it was delicious. The only problem I had was that it didn't hold together as well as I like, but I think that was my error. Maybe I didn't mix well enough.
Loved it. A nice change of pace for meatloaf.
Didn't use the paste. Used Honey Garlic BBQ sauce instead of one suggested. SOOO YUMMY!
Great meatloaf, a lot different from the traditional ketchup meatloaf I am used to!! Followed recipe except used crushed saltine crackers and had to leave out the worch. sauce.
I made this as written and thought it was very good (except adjusted quantities for everything for 1-1/4 lbs of ground sirloin). Definitely worth making again.
This was very flavorful. I couldn't find canned chipotles and I think that would make a huge difference. I'll have to add more notes when I make it the right way.
Thank you for sharing this recipe! We love meatloaf in this family and have some good recipes but this is top dog for sure! I've printed it and passed it on to lots of people who also rate it high. I did use bread crumbs because that's what I had in the house. And I used 5 chiles, because we like spice! Hint: mix the meatloaf with only 1 chili -ground up in the blender. Mix with meatloaf -now take a small sample and cook it in the microwave. Taste and adjust if need- cook. That's how we knew we wanted more chilies! Will try it with oatmeal when I have it in the house. For great presentation, sprinkle shredded cheese on top before serving.
Delicious! Just the right amount of heat. I used Sweet Baby Ray's Hickory BBQ Sauce.
I didn’t measure the spices just eyeballed. Minced the onion & garlic in the mini food processor and used chipotle sauce that I had on hand. Baby Rays BBQ sauce. I have to tell you it was great. Even my picky eater that don’t like meatloaf, onions and what ever she chooses for the night ask for 3rds. Thanks for sharing!
Nice Smokey Flavor, little mild for my taste next will add more chilies.
Needs a little more oatmeal. Also, didn't use the BBQ sauce on top - just used ketchup
This was pretty good but I didn't care for the texture that the oatmeal gave it, next time I will use bread crumbs.
I was the only one who liked this in our family. I might layer the bbq sauce next time. I did go easy on the peppers for fear of the heat and feeding it to my picky children. I like heat so more peppers next time!
Thank you, thank you for posting this! It may be the best meatloaf I've ever eaten. Everyone loved it. I used the suggested 2 chipotles and think it could have even used another 1/2 or more. That might have made it too hot for some but we didn't think it hot at all; just a bit of a kick. The only changes I made were to size it up for 5 pounds of ground meat and add about a teaspoon of Maggi seasoning since I thought I was out of Worcestershire sauce. When I found a new bottle in the pantry, I added that too. Really delightful meal; I will make this often - in fact, it will probably become my "go to" meatloaf. I used Budweiser Smokey BBQ sauce and next time might use Bulls Eye, maybe Bulls Eye Chipotle. I will also add a bit more sauce on top than 2 tablespoons.
Awesome flavors... I'm not sure if it was the red meat (I don't prepare beef very often) or just how GOOD this was, but my boyfriend sure was a fan of dinner tonight! I loosely followed the recipe--which I cut in half--not precisely measuring anything. After shaping into two loaves on a sheet pan, I baked them until they were done (about 45 min). We loved everything about the smokey, not-too-spicy flavor! I wouldn't change a thing about the ingredients in this recipe! Served with Creamy Skillet Corn (from AR) and a spinach salad. Good stuff!
This was really good! I topped it with Big Al's BBQ sauce because I ran out of the bottled sauce. My family loved it! Can't wait to make sandwiches on Texas toast with the leftovers.
the taste of this meatloaf was delicious. the heat is a perfect addition.
Love this definitely a go too!!!
Great smokey flavor but not overpowering. I love meatloaf and this variation has definitely made it to the top of my list.
I've already wrote about this recipe but I have to again, it's the best meatloaf I've ever tasted; nice and moist and a good amount of spice. Everytime I make it I more praise.
This was very moist and flavorful. I didnt have celelry salt, so I substituted seasoned salt and added a couple tablespoons of milk to the egg mixture. It was not too spicy, in fact I was anticipating it to be more spicy than it was. The mild smokey flavor was just right. For those who like a bit more spice, I would reccomend adding an extra chipotle. I cant wait for the leftovers tonight!
Yummmmm! This meatloaf is awesome. The only changes I made were adding 1/2C skim milk and 1/2C sharp cheddar cheese to the oatmeal, as suggested in another review. I also didn't have celery salt, so I omitted that, and I added one chopped chipotle to the BBQ sauce for the topping. This sauce was only enough for half of the loaf, so I had to double it. Also: I learned to NOT put a cookie sheet under my loaf pan, in case the meatloaf bubbled over. I did so, and I had a nice bright red meatloaf after one hour of cooking. This was completely my fault, but if anyone is considering doing this, DON'T do it! I had to cook for another hour without the sheet there, anyway :/
Really good and easy!! Could have been a bit more moist though. Any suggestions?
Good, I only used 1 pepper, and I thought that was enough. I used bread crumbs instead of oatmeal. Will use more next time.
Nothing really new here. BBQ sauce, spicy and smokey flavors have been mates with meatloaf for a long time. Still, I really liked this meatloaf a lot. The reason they have been around a long time is because they work so well. I used half ground pork and half beef, otherwise kept to the recipe. Usually I use bread crumbs instead of the oatmeal used here, and I think I like the crumbs better. Seems the oatmeal makes for a little denser texture. Probably doesn't make that much difference.
This is an excellent meatloaf recipe! It has great flavor and good texture. This will be the recipe I will use all the time! Thanks.
Fabulous! You should definitely give it at try. I read the reviews and made it early allowing the flavors to meld. I put in a loaf pan then refrigerated for 4 hours. Inverted the loaf onto my greased broiling pan then smothered in Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce then topped with cracked black pepper and crushed red pepper. Roasted at 350 until done. Make a double batch if you want any leftovers :)
Finally! A meatloaf that doesn't make my family groan when they are served it.
The best meatloaf I have ever had!
This recipe is off the hook, GOOD! A nice little zip too! I love the smokey flavor of the Chiplote peppers and adobo. I used Kraft Hickory BBQ Sauce and gave it more smokey flavor. THEN>>>Grilled the leftovers on the grill with applewood chips! OMG!!! Unbelieveable!
This was great! I made a few changes to suit my taste. Thanks so much for the recipe!
This is one kicking good meatloaf! I'm a wimp, so I left out the extra adobo sauce, and it had just enough kick for us. Definitely a make again.
I made this & added a lipton onion & beefy soup packet. Turned out phenomenal except the wistershire was a little too overpowering. But good definitely!
Me and my husband asbsolutely loved this! Was'nt sure how it would turn out but surprisingly enough the flavors are delish. The only thing I changed was the bbq sauce, I could;nt find just reg hicory so I used hicory & brown sugar and I upped the 2 tbsp on top to around 3 or more to get the loaf nice and covered. I don't like food to be to spicey and the 2 chilis was perfect. I did scrape out a majority of the seeds and the heat was spicey but not overpowering. I def. recommend this recipe. Will make again here real soon. :)
wow! This was great! Flavor and heat. Thank you so much for the recipe. We love it and is our new meatloaf recipe.
This was very good! We are not usually meatloafers but I happened to have all the ingredients on hand and gave it try. I did not use a loaf pan but formed a loaf on a foil lined pan. Worked great! It even sat in the oven an extra hour covered with foil (with the oven off) waiting for the DH to get home. Still hot and yummy! Really good flavor. Lots of kick. Served it with some cheesy rice. Can't wait to try it with elk meat.
A Little too smokey and spicy for me. I may have not used the proper adobo (powder)
I made one change to the recipe. I accidentally bought a can of chipotle salsa in a can. I thought, when I bought it in the mexican section, it was the chipotle chiles in adobo sauce. The two cans are very similar. Anyway, I went ahead and used about 3 T. of it. I found it not to be spicy at all, which is odd considering all the ingredients in there. Maybe next time using the right chipotle ingredient, it will kick it up a notch. Also, I guess my meat wasn't lean enough, because it was really greasy. Next time, I will bake it on a wire rack with a pan underneath to catch the excess grease. I also would put more bbq sauce on top. All in all, it was ok. Not smoky enough or spicy enough for what I was expecting.
You have to try this, so tasty. I have to admit that I used bread crumbs, but everything else I followed the recipe. Loved this and so did my family. Thank you Serene!
Finally, a meatloaf with flavor, not spicy at all. The consistency was good too. I cut the recipe in half for my hubby & me. There was plenty for dinner and now I'm eating some leftovers in a sandwich....yummm!
Great-tasting. A foodie friend said it was the best meatloaf he's ever eaten! And that's kudos, coming from him.
Now this is good eatin' here folks! We really enjoyed this...very, very tasty! The "old man" doesn't care for meatloaf much, and he really like this. Made great sandwiches the next day.
Meatloaf with a kick is what I call this! I use Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce, and substitute seasoned bread crumbs for the oatmeal...I love mild heat from the chipotle peppers!
This is my favorite meatloaf recipe! Absolutely love it. I tend to add more of the adobe peppers because I like that flavor.
This is really tasty! One of the best recipes I have found other than what I grew up with mom making (the Quaker Recipe)… I cut the recipe in half but used 1.25 package of ground turkey. It was really yummy! I definitely think the hubby will love it when he gets home, he loves spicy things.
This is a very tasty meatloaf recipe. I followed exactly, using 2 Seeded chipotle chiles. It is a stand-out from your standard versions. The next day sandwiches are the best. I again followed the cook's recommendations, heated sliced meatloaf, served with onion and Swiss cheese, x-tra BBQ sauce on a toasted bun. YUM! This goes into the file..
I made this and let it cook all day in the crockpot. When I came home to make the side dishes, my family had already made a side dish and fresh salad. I had the two ends of meatloaf - becaust that was all that was left. Best recipe EVER!
Excellent dish and it is quick and easy to make. I made the meatloaf just like the recipe and it turned out great. In the past, my family always drowned any meatloaf with ketchup, but this has enough flavor that it doesn't need anything else and loved it. Our old recipe is out and this one is in... Thanks
Fantastic Flavor! My guys love spicy, hot food so adding the chipotle peppers with the addition of the smokey BBQ sauce made an absolutely delicious dish. Only one problem - one meatloaf was simply not enough, as everyone was moaning about no seconds or leftovers :)
Had a hard time finding adobo sauce but luckily 1 store in my neighborhood had it. For a different twist on meatloaf this was really interesting and definitely worth trying out. Thank you for sharing, my family really enjoyed it!
I doubled the receipe -- used 2 onions. Next time, I will use one onion when doubling or tripling the servings. Delicious!
Average -didn't have chipotles to use. Used very lean beef, dry.
Follow the recipe as directed, it will not disappoint! Great smokey, and spicy flavor! This meatloaf was very moist and the whole family loves it. One of our faves :)
This is a good recipe, and easily adaptable, but I'm still searching for one that's spectacular. (I do like the idea of using health oats instead of breadcrumbs.)
This is the best meatloaf ever! I followed the recipe to the letter, which I rarely do, and it was perfect!
I exchanged one dried chipotle hatch chili for one of the chipotle chilies in adobo sauce. Also, I only had celery seed on hand so I exchanged it for the celery salt. It smelled and tasted delicious! A moist meatloaf with a smoky, spicy sweetness. Will make this again for certain.
I thought my recipe for meatloaf was good but this one blew it out of the water. I am not a big fan of ketchup so this barbcue sauce was key. I added one more chipotle pepper and instead of oatmeal I used crackers. Goodbye to my old recipe. Good job!
We loved it. I made it w/ some Zucchini and less meat. Be careful with the Chippolte Chili as it can be a bit on the spicy side.
I enjoyed this recipe a lot, but definitely didn't come out stiff enough for sandwiches. I suspect the bbq sauce may not have been as thick as some other brands and was suspect of only 1/2c of oatmeal. I will increase this next time for a stiffer meatloaf.
my husband loved it
As always, I made this recipe as directed. My wife says it is the best meatloaf she has ever had. This came out tender, juicy, and full of flavor. I highly recomend giving this a try as is. The only reason for not giving five stars is that "Mom's" meatloaf is a family favorite of many. With that in mind, I am certain that tweaking here or there can lead to more outstanding flavor. Give this a try and enjoy.
This was the first meatloaf I've ever made and it was just what I was looking for! My hubby even ate it and went back for seconds and he has refused to eat meatloaf for probably 20 years ever since his mom made him eat it cold one time. After reading some reviews I was afraid it might be too spicy for my 2 & 4 year old, so I used 1 chili pepper and 1 tablespoon of the adobo sauce and cut the black pepper back to 1/2 tsp--I actually didn't think it was spicy at all this way. Next time, I will use the whole amount. Can't wait to see if it's better the next day!
Very good, I think I would like mine a bit milder.
Wow this meatloaf is kick butt! Best I've ever made! Great flavor combination. I did not include the peppers, b/c I have small kids. Just used the adobo juice, and it was just enough spice. I also used bread crumbs instead of oatmeal. I cooked it on a wire rack inside a cookie sheet. It smelled wonderful while cooking & tasted even better.
Really good, but a little too spicy for my 2-1/2 year old. We tried serving it with Ranch dressing for him, but still a no go. (It was better without the ranch anyway. That just left more for my husband and I to enjoy.)
I've smoked this recipe several times with hickory chips in my offset smoker. GREAT!
I would have to say this is the best meatloaf receipt I have made, I made it with half pork n beef, great hit! I also made my own BBQ Sauce from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/30491/nanas-barbeque-sauce/, less the allspice. I changed up the BBQ sauce a bit but this base is very good, used molasses instead of sugar..
I followed recipe as written. I think the flavor was very good but not for a meatloaf. I will take the recipe and make hamburgers and grill them topping with swiss or provolone cheese next time.
We loved these, but would have used a bit more chipotle since we like things a bit spicier. We only used one for half the recipe, and couldn't taste the heat at all.