Bacon-Green Chile Meatloaf

2013-01-09
  • Servings : 5
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1) Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook your bacon in a large skillet set over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan onto a plate and set aside. Add green chiles, onion, and garlic to pan, sprinkling a teaspoon of salt over the veggies. Stir frequently and cook until onions are translucent, 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool briefly.

2) Meanwhile, put all meat and spices (plus another teaspoon of salt) in a large bowl and mix gently together with your clean hands. Add in sautéed onion mixture, bacon bits, and the egg, mixing until just combined.

3) Scoop meat mixture from bowl into a 13×9″ baking dish and pat it into a rough, rounded loaf shape. Pop in the oven and set the timer for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest for at least 5 minutes so it will hold together better when you cut it.

NOTES: Leftovers of this are my new favorite breakfast. Reheat gently and top with fried eggs—amazing.

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, diced small
  • 4 whole green chiles; roasted, peeled, seeds removed, and diced
  • 1 large shallot, minced finely
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb. ground beef or bison
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 Tbsp. each garlic powder and dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin, 1 tsp. cayenne powder
  • 1 egg
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper

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Comments (10)

  1. posted by buttoni on January 12, 2013

    Sounds delicious! Going to try this!

  2. posted by lauries31 on January 14, 2013

    This was pretty good, quite a bit of work though. We dipped it in Siracha sauce too :-)

  3. posted by wildflowermama on January 16, 2013

    The whole family loved it! I didn’t think it was much work at all. Just fry the bacon and everything else goes right in the same pan. Saute, add to meat mixture and bake. But, I cheated and used jarred diced chilies ;)

    I even forgot the egg and it held together fine.

  4. posted by joleanb on January 20, 2013

    This was fabulous, We fought over the leftovers (which there wasn’t much of). Best meatloaf ever!

  5. posted by btoomajian on February 13, 2013

    Great recipe. I added a little bit of red chili flakes to make it spicier. Amazing with a fried egg on top

  6. posted by idabeth on May 7, 2013

    It was ok, just a bit too salty..also poured salsa verde all over it..yum!

  7. posted by brian.demo on June 11, 2013

    Very easy and tasty! Held together very well. Only addition, MORE BACON!

  8. posted by barea on August 31, 2013

    I used mild Italian sausage and it was amazing! Definitely no need for any salt in the recipe though.

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