Randy Mayor
6 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

"With the addition of the chipotles, cumin, and cilantro, this meat loaf has a very fresh, slightly smoky, and moderately spicy flavor." -Henna Verburg, Worcester, MA

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

To prepare meat loaf, remove 1 chipotle chile and 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from can; reserve remaining chiles and sauce for another use. Chop chile. Combine chile, adobo sauce, onion, and next 14 ingredients (through ground turkey breast) in a large bowl, stirring to combine. Place turkey mixture in a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes.

Step 3

To prepare topping, combine 1/4 cup tomato sauce, ketchup, and hot sauce in a small bowl; brush mixture evenly over meat loaf. Cover and bake an additional 30 minutes or until thermometer registers 160°. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Ratings & Reviews

GatewayCook's Review

December 31, 2010
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!

KathrynNC's Review

September 26, 2013
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!

cjbuddy's Review

September 15, 2010
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.

Jennifer26's Review

October 21, 2013
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.

nicccolettte's Review

December 19, 2011
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!

ElizabethBacon's Review

January 23, 2009
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's Review

January 23, 2010
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.

1129Schmidt's Review

December 11, 2008
So delicious! This is a sure winner in our house. We like a lot of sauce so I usually double the sauce.

Keiko123's Review

August 07, 2011
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.

carolfitz's Review

December 14, 2013
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.