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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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 slices
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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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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

261 calories; protein 17.2g; carbohydrates 13.2g; fat 15g; cholesterol 76.5mg; sodium 729.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2015
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 that meant pounds but I ended up using 1 lb. anyways along w/ the rest of the ingredients decreased to 6 servings. Not sure what the surprise was; surprise! It's a little too salty or surprise! There's a little kick from the cayenne pepper or surprise! I've never brushed olive oil on top of a meatloaf b4. But well we were surprised at how good it ended up tasting but not thrilled that even after letting it sit it didn't slice into nice pieces pfffflooof more of a crumble-loaf but a tasty one. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2015
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 that meant pounds but I ended up using 1 lb. anyways along w/ the rest of the ingredients decreased to 6 servings. Not sure what the surprise was; surprise! It's a little too salty or surprise! There's a little kick from the cayenne pepper or surprise! I've never brushed olive oil on top of a meatloaf b4. But well we were surprised at how good it ended up tasting but not thrilled that even after letting it sit it didn't slice into nice pieces pfffflooof more of a crumble-loaf but a tasty one. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2015
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 followed the recipe. If you read the first review you'll see that AR fixed a typo in their ingredients! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2016
This was simple and delicious - a nice change from all the ketchup covered meatloaves. Read More
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