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While I love my favorite meatloaf recipe, Asian Meatloaf, it does take a good two hours to prep and cook, so I thought I’d try a different recipe. This meatloaf has a spicy BBQ flavor to it that is completely different, yet just as delicious. There is also significantly less prep, and no need to pre-cook the bacon or veggies. Enjoy!

Chipotle Meatloaf, Bon Appetit

Chipotle Meatloaf, Bon Appetit

Chipotle Meatloaf
Bon Appetit

  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 1/4 pound applewood-smoked bacon, coarsely chopped
  • 2 pounds ground beef chuck
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup panko
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 1/2 T chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 T kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 t minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 1/2 t minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 1/2 t minced fresh thyme
  • 1 t ground ancho chiles (or chili powder)
  • 1 t smoked paprika
  • 3/4 t freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 T chipotle chiles from canned chipotle chiles in adobo
  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Coat the bottom and sides of a 13x9x2″ baking pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Pulse bacon in a food processor until coarsely ground. Transfer to a large bowl. Add ground chuck and next 13 ingredients (through black pepper). Mix well to evenly incorporate. Transfer meatloaf mixture to pan and smooth loaf all over.
  3. Bake meatloaf until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 150°, about 45-60 minutes.
  4. Stir ketchup and puréed chipotle chile in a small bowl. Spread chipotle barbecue sauce all over the top of meatloaf. Bake meatloaf until instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 165°, about 10-20 minutes longer.