Chili con carne meatloaf

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Hey Jude

This is a really great, different twist on meatloaf from the Quaker Oatmeal Kitchens. It tastes wonderful with cornbread and a salad.

Top Review by The Giggle Box

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, oats, 2/3 cup chili, egg, 1/4 cup scallions, salt and pepper; mix lightly but thoroughly then press the mixture evenly into a 9-inch round metal cake pan.
  3. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until center of meatloaf registers 160° on an instant-read thermometer; remove from oven and set aside.
  4. Place remaining chili in a microwave-safe bowl; cover and heat on high for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Drain any juices from meatloaf and discard.
  6. Top drained meatloaf with hot chili; sprinkle with cheese; bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese has melted.
  7. Let meatloaf stand 5 minutes before cutting; top with remaining 1/4 cup scallions.
  8. To serve, cut meatloaf into 8 wedges.

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