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OK, I would rather rate this dish with 3.5 stars, but I can't, so I'll just say 4. My main problem with this meatloaf was the chili I chose. I used Hormel No bean Chili. I didn't like it out of the can, so obviously I wasn't thrilled about it in the meatloaf. However, I think that if I used my Chile Con Carne recipe or another one that I liked I would have enjoyed the meatloaf a lot more. That's why I rounded up to 4 stars instead of down to 3 - because I honestly think that this has potential. The chili provides most of the flavoring, so that is the most important ingredient. I did add ketchup to it, and that really helped with the taste. My DH went back for seconds. Also, I just couldn't bring myself to put the meatloaf in a round pan. I've never had round meatloaf before, and the idea seemed very strange to me, so I just made it using a loaf pan, and it seemed fine. Thanks for the recipe. I will definitely try it againthe next time I make Chili.
This is a great Tex-Mex style meatloaf. I used a can of Cattle Drive chili. (It's the only kind I'll eat unless I'm making it from scratch.) It had beans in it, but worked just as well and added a touch more fiber to the loaf. I did add to the seasonings: 1/2 teaspoon steak seasoning, some mesquite seasoning (a few shakes from the bottle), 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon cumin, 1/4 teaspoon of liquid smoke and 1/2 teaspoon of Tabasco Chipotle sauce. They worked well and deepened the "chili" flavor. I served this with sweet corn griddle cakes, and avacado-chipotle dressed coleslaw. The sweet and creamy aspects of my sides balanced the slightly spicy meat beautifully. Thanks for your recipe!