Uncle Bill's Meat Loaf With Chickpeas

READY IN: 1hr 35mins




  • 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.