Prep 20 mins
Cook 55 mins
This recipe is from the Junior League of Denver Colorado - a wonderful spiced-up meatloaf!
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 medium red bell pepper
- 1 medium onion
- 2 jalapeno peppers
- 1 (28 ounce) canitalian crushed tomatoes
- 1 1⁄2 lbs ground beef
- 1⁄2 lb ground sausage
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 3 green onions
- 8 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
- Peel and dice the onion. Remove core and seeds from red pepper and jalapenos and dice. Thinly slice the green onion.
- In a large skillet heat the olive oil. Add diced onion, red pepper, jalapenos, garlic, chili powder, salt, oregano, and cumin and saute 1 minute. Drain crushed tomatoes and add to skillet. Cover, reduce heat to low and cook about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
- In a large bowl, combine beef and sausage. Add tomato mixture, bread crumbs, eggs, corn, and green onions and mix well.
- Press meat mixture into 2 9x5 inch loaf pans.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
- Remove from oven and pour off any pan juices. Top evenly with cheddar cheese and return to the oven for about 4 minutes, until cheese melts.
I really, really wanted to love this recipe - I love everything that goes into it. It smelled divine cooking, too... but I don't know what happened. I followed the recipe EXACTLY as written - no variations at all. I divided the meat mixture into two loaf pans initially - after cooking for about half and hour, I checked on the meatloaves and they were SOOOO greasy (from the sausage? I used 90/10 lean ground beef and regular pork sausage) that I flipped them out onto my broiler pan (with the slots for the grease to drip through) so they could develop a nice crust (my favorite part of meatloaf). I let them rest for about 10 minutes before I sliced the meatloaf, and it kind of just fell apart. It didn't have the loafy-ness that I associate with meatloaf, and I have no idea why. It kind of crumbled. The flavor was okay - I enjoyed the corn and the tomatoes in it. I encourage others to give this recipe a shot because it SHOULD BE GOOD - I just didn't like it very well. Made for Photo Tag.
This is a very nice change from your typical meatloaf! I loved the combination of ground beef and ground sausage in this. The corn was an interesting touch! I served this with Mexican rice. Thanks for sharing.