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Meat Loaf with Chili Sauce Recipe

Meat Loaf with Chili Sauce Recipe

I used to serve this meatloaf in my cafe—everyone asked for it. And it's definitely requested at home, too. —Robert Cox, Las Cruces, NM
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours + standing YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • Additional chili sauce, optional

Directions

  • 1. Cut four 20x3-in. strips of heavy-duty foil; crisscross so they resemble spokes of a wheel. Place strips on bottom and up sides of a 5-qt. slow cooker. Coat strips with cooking spray.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into a 9-in. round loaf. Place loaf in center of strips in slow cooker.
  • 3. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until a thermometer reads at least 160°. If desired, spoon additional chili sauce over meat loaf; let stand 10 minutes. Using foil strips as handles, remove meat loaf to a platter. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 253 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 123 mg cholesterol, 686 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.