This meatloaf steps above in flavor and juiciness. With the spice of the peppers, sweetness in the dates, and the tang from the goat cheese it is the perfect combination. I am sure you will love it!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
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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  • Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Arrange peppers on a baking sheet.

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  • Broil peppers in the preheated oven until bubbling and skin becomes blackened, 5 to 10 minutes per side. Remove from oven and transfer peppers to a bowl of ice water; set aside for skin to loosen from peppers, about 10 minutes. Remove peppers from water and peel blackened skin from peppers and remove seeds.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

  • Place peppers and dates in a food processor; pulse until evenly combined.

  • Mix pepper-date mixture, ground beef, goat cheese, 1/4 cup barbeque sauce, bread crumbs and egg together in a bowl or in a stand-mixer until evenly combined. Pour beef mixture into the prepared loaf pan. Spread 2 tablespoons barbeque sauce evenly over meat mixture.

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

Cook's Note:

Good article on how to roast peppers can be viewed on Allrecipes, just search for Roasting Peppers!

Nutrition Facts

291 calories; protein 20g 40% DV; carbohydrates 19.4g 6% DV; fat 15.1g 23% DV; cholesterol 86.6mg 29% DV; sodium 306.5mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2015
Followed the recipe to the letter with the exception of baking in an 8 x4 loaf pan (there s not enough meat for a 9 x5 ) and roasting the peppers on the grill instead of broiling in the oven. It did take about 1 hr 15-20 min to reach a temp of 160 but I m sure that s because it was cooked in a smaller pan making it a little taller. In the future think I'll try baking @ 375 instead of 350 and hopefully shorten the baking time. I do agree with one of the reviewers that the slices tended to fall apart so I would use 1/2 cup of bread crumbs next time (used Panko) which should correct this issue. It does seem like a lot of poblano peppers but don t cut the number back because they re a really important part of this recipe. Loved the combination of poblanos dates goat cheese and the BBQ sauce. Served with dijon roasted potatoes sauteed green beans and sliced tomatoes. Tera_J this is certainly is an outside-the-box meatloaf and we thoroughly enjoyed it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2015
Followed the recipe to the letter with the exception of baking in an 8 x4 loaf pan (there s not enough meat for a 9 x5 ) and roasting the peppers on the grill instead of broiling in the oven. It did take about 1 hr 15-20 min to reach a temp of 160 but I m sure that s because it was cooked in a smaller pan making it a little taller. In the future think I'll try baking @ 375 instead of 350 and hopefully shorten the baking time. I do agree with one of the reviewers that the slices tended to fall apart so I would use 1/2 cup of bread crumbs next time (used Panko) which should correct this issue. It does seem like a lot of poblano peppers but don t cut the number back because they re a really important part of this recipe. Loved the combination of poblanos dates goat cheese and the BBQ sauce. Served with dijon roasted potatoes sauteed green beans and sliced tomatoes. Tera_J this is certainly is an outside-the-box meatloaf and we thoroughly enjoyed it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2015
VERY Delicious but too moist. Very soft broke in half moving it in pan. I will adjust the moistness and make it agaon however as the flavor is great. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2020
I used 16 oz venison, dried dates from Costco, & feta cheese because I had them. Added another 1/4 c. bread crumbs. I'd never tried Poblanos and were they wonderful once roasted! (I stole a bite before processing). The results were wonderful! There was a creaminess in the flavor. I'll make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2015
Fantastic! I made this with ground turkey which I think made the other flavors even more pronounced. I thought 5 poblano peppers would be too much so I used 4 but I should have used the 5. It is very flavorful but not spicy. It freezes beautifully. Read More