So delicious! This is a sure winner in our house. We like a lot of sauce so I usually double the sauce.
Chipotle Meat Loaf
1129Schmidt Posted: 12/11/08
JasonM Posted: 12/18/09
I made two alterations to this recipe: 1) Instead of a single, large loaf, I made 6 individual-sized loaves; 2) I used all ground turkey instead of the loathsomely dry ground turkey breast -- ground turkey can be leaner without resorting to ground turkey breast. I thought the taste and texture were great. We'll be making this again.
GatewayCook Posted: 12/31/10
Love this! I usually double the topping b/c I really like it. I serve it w/Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes (from CL) and some sugar snaps or regular frozen peas w/butter and a bit of adobo sauce. Very good!
ElizabethBacon Posted: 01/23/09
I read all the reviews and here are the changes I made. I used chicken instead of turkey because I like the flavor better. I used both the ground chicken breast and the regular ground. I sauteed the onion and garlic as well as one red pepper. I used a cup of cilantro, 2 chipolte chiles and 2 teaspoons of the sauce. I also put a pan of water under the meat loaf and let the meat get to 135 degrees before putting on the sauce. It took my meat loaf an hour to get to that temperature. It was the best light meat loaf I have had. It did not fall apart. It was the perfect consistency. I would highly recommend this recipe.
dmloss Posted: 01/23/10
This recipe was good and I would make it again. I didn't want to make the whole recipe so I halved everything except I used a whole chipotle chili and 1.25 pounds of ground turkey. I also used a 12 cup muffin pan which allowed for a faster cooking time and individual servings. I didn't think the meat mixture had much of a kick, but the sauce on top did.
cjbuddy Posted: 09/15/10
Love anything with chipotle and this didn't disappoint! Cut the recipe in half and used all ground turkey as I have made turkey meatloaf in the past with only ground turkey breast and always think it is too dry. Served with mashed red potatoes and snap peas. Also mixed tabasco with ketchup for serving.
AutumnA Posted: 02/08/11
I ALWAYS make this meatloaf no matter who I have over for dinner. It is ALWAYS a hit. I never deviate from the ingredients. This is one superb dinner. My meat loving husband has no idea that I'm using turkey meat!!!!!
Keiko123 Posted: 08/07/11
A keeper. Made it for company dinner and even the "picky teenager" gobbled it up. Served it with homemade buttermilk mashed potatoes and a vegetable. Didn't have the oatmeal but used steel-cut oats, noticed no difference other than adding more fiber. No dried basil but the fresh basil from the garden worked just fine. Also, for the glaze used some of the tomato sauce, a little bbq sauce and some of the chipolte sauce, no ketchup.
nicccolettte Posted: 12/19/11
This was great! I halved the recipe and didn't add the parsley or cilantro, as I didn't have any, and it turned out YUM. I added 1 chile even though I halved the recipe and the spice was just right. Definitely a keeper!
SusanDudley Posted: 10/24/12
This was great! A definite remake. Thank you to GatewayCook for the tip on the Chipotle Mashed Potatoes. I made those with this and fresh, buttered, green beans. Delish! There was not enough topping for my taste so I will double that next time. And this had to cook for over an hour and a half until the meat thermometer got to 160.
Jennifer26 Posted: 10/21/13
This was delicious! But, I did use 95% lean ground beef instead of turkey. It was still good, though. I'll definitely be making it again, but I might try it with turkey.
KathrynNC Posted: 09/26/13
We really enjoyed the different meatloaf flavors in this dish. I only made a half recipe (enough for 4 servings for us) and served with a side of CL's Israeli Carrots (minus the orange juice from that recipe). I only used ground turkey breast instead of two types of ground turkey, 1 whole egg instead of just white, and still used the whole chipotle pepper and adobo sauce. If I ever make the full recipe, then I would probably double the recommended chipotle. I think this dish would also go well with sweet potatoes. Will definitely make again!
carolfitz Posted: 12/14/13
Excellent meatloaf. Made with 1lb turkey & 1lb meatloaf blend. Doubled the topping, using 1/4c tomato sauce, 1/4c ketchup, 1tbs honey, 1tsp cumin, 1tsp adobo sauce. Baked unmolded 9x5. Served with mashed yams & sautéed spinach -- perfect winter supper.