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Mark's Surprise Meatloaf

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"Not your grandma's meatloaf! I asked my husband to make a meatloaf for dinner using my Tex Mex recipe basics. I came home to the best meatloaf I ever tasted! He took my recipe and added extra ingredients to get an incredible flavor. We ate for dinner and had pan-fried meatloaf sandwiches the next day. Awesome!"
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1 h 15 m servings 261
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 slices)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix ground beef, onion, bell pepper, and garlic together in a large bowl; add bread crumbs, egg, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper and mix.
  3. Stir mustard and Worcestershire sauce together in a small bowl; add to meat mixture and mix. Shape the meat mixture into an 8x4-inch loaf and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Spread olive oil over the top and sides of the loaf.
  4. 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). Transfer meatloaf to a platter and cut into 8 slices.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 261 calories; 15 13.2 17.2 77 729 Full nutrition

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Mark's Surprise Meatloaf Haiku: "What is the 'surprise'? Is it the cayenne pepper? Or beef measurement?" Checked and re-read, and yup, it says "1 1/2 cups ground beef", and I could only assume t...

I used red bell pepper rather than green (personal preference), and I did cut back on the pepper, salt, and cayenne to a level that I thought my granddaughters could handle. Otherwise, I follow...

This was simple and delicious - a nice change from all the ketchup covered meatloaves.