Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
The chickpeas add another great texture to the meat loaf. I find that using both types of ground beef adds moisture to the meat loaf.
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 4 large garlic cloves, chopped
- 1⁄2 lb lean ground beef
- 1⁄2 lb ground beef
- 2 cups canned chick-peas, drained and finely chopped
- 3⁄4 cup dried regular breadcrumbs
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1⁄2 cup chili sauce
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon hot red pepper sauce or 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 tablespoons chopped parsley (fresh)
- 1⁄4 cup diced green pepper
- 1⁄4 cup diced sweet red pepper
- 2 tablespoons chili sauce
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a food processor, puree' onion and garlic.
- In a large bowl, combine onion/garlic puree', both ground beef, chickpeas, breadcrumbs, beaten egg, chili sauce, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, cumin, salt, pepper and parsley; mix well to blend.
- Transfer mixture to a lightly oiled 9" x 5" loaf pan, press mixture firmly down and smooth the top.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake in preheated 350 F oven for 45 minutes or until tested with a thermometer inserted into the center of the loaf; shoud read at least 160 - 165°F.
- In the meantime, prepare the topping in a small bowl, combine chili sauce and Dijon mustard.
- Remove loaf from oven and drain any fat that may have accumulated.
- Spread the chili sauce/Dijon mixture over the loaf.
- Immediately return meat loaf to oven and bake uncovered for another 30 minutes at 350°F.
- Remove from oven and let rest for about 15 minutes before slicing.
- This meat loaf is excellent eaten cold in a sandwich.
Excellent Meat Loaf With Chickpeas!! I like chickpeas very much. Nicely seasoned, delicious!! Because it was hard for a daughter to be hot, I omitted chili sauce of the last source and did it in ketchup and grain mustard. I was able to largely shorten it at time by baking it small. These were super yummy! Thanks for posting.