Jalapeno Popper-Stuffed Meatloaf


This stuffed meatloaf with cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, and jalapenos is kicked up a notch.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
1 meatloaf


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • cup bread crumbs

  • 2 eggs, whisked

  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper, divided

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese (Optional)

  • 3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • aluminum foil

  • 3 tablespoons barbeque sauce, or as needed

  • 2 tablespoons grated Cheddar cheese, or to taste (Optional)


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

  2. Mix together ground beef, bread crumbs, eggs, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl until combined. Press about 3/4 of the meat mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a loaf pan, leaving a well in the middle.

  3. Mix together cream cheese, 1 cup Cheddar cheese, jalapeno peppers, garlic powder, remaining 1 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a separate bowl until combined. Press cream cheese mixture into the well of the meatloaf. Cover with remaining meat mixture, pressing along the edges to seal. Cover with aluminum foil.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, 30 to 40 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Remove from the oven, brush with barbeque sauce, and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons grated Cheddar. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  5. Place meatloaf under the broiler and cook until barbeque sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

678 Calories
50g Fat
21g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 678
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 50g 64%
Saturated Fat 27g 133%
Cholesterol 246mg 82%
Sodium 1871mg 81%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 338mg 26%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 401mg 9%

* 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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