Southwestern Meatloaf

By Elrond

  • 5oz garlic flavored croutons

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 medium sweet onion, rough chopped

  • 1 large carrot, peeled and rough chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and rough chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and rough chopped

  • 1 lb ground chuck

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1 egg

  • Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup

  • 1-2 tablespoons cumin

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • Dash Worcestershire

  • Dash hot sauce

  1. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees.

  2. Combine the croutons and all spices except salt in a food processor. Pulse until it’s a fine texture. Pour crumbs into a bowl and set aside. Combine the onion, carrot, red bell pepper, and garlic in food processor bowl and finely chop.

  3. Place the hamburger meat in a large bowl. Season with the salt then add the crumbs and vegetable mixture. Add the egg and combine all ingredients thoroughly with your fingers. Avoid squeezing the meat while you do this.

  4. Pack the mixture into a loaf pan, insert a meat thermometer, and place in oven. Prepare the glaze by mixing all ingredients together, adjusting to taste. Brush some of the glaze on the meatloaf after about 10 minutes in the oven. Repeat glazing 20 minutes later.

  5. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and let rest until the temperature reaches 160 degrees. Serve hot, with plenty of additional glaze. Serves 6-8.

Nutritional Facts

Calories 305.9
Saturated Fat 6.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Sodium 976.2 mg
Total Carbohydrate 24.4 g
Sugars 15.3 g
Vitamin A 42.5 %
Vitamin B-6 2.8 %
Vitamin D 1.1 %
Calcium 1.5 %
Folate 1.2 %
Magnesium 0.8 %
Niacin 0.3 %
Phosphorus 2.0 %
Selenium 4.2 %
Zinc 1.0 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2
000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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6 replies

Laura592013 2013-05-17 23:29:54 -0500 Report

I love it and all your recipes! Where do you live i certainly would come over and eat with you!!!! but i bet you r far away! Im in Clinton, Iowa Thank-you for the recipe!!!

Elrond 2011-06-06 03:02:14 -0500 Report

I haven't cooked this in a very long time. Now that I live alone, it's just too much food for me to cook at once. Perhaps I can find a group of people to invite and then cook this.

Elrond 2010-07-12 05:10:03 -0500 Report

I posted this in response to requests for more of my recipes. It's not terribly low carb but I've had rave reviews over it. My recipe didn't have the nutritional info with it so it took me a while to calculate.