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Kicked Up Spicy Meatloaf

This Kicked Up Spicy Meatloaf is a flavorful chili-filled twist on the classic, retro American comfort food.

Kicked Up Meatloaf - Curious Cuisiniere

Today we’re going all American. And not just any American. We’re talking RETRO American.

Food for a Retro party: Spicy Meatloaf

When we started thinking about retro food, for some reason meatloaf was one of the first things to come to mind.  A thick slice of a savory loaf with some mashed potatoes and green beans just seemed like a hearty and classic meal.

Since we’ve been on a spicy kick lately, we decided to add a bit of heat to your traditional meatloaf to change things up a bit.

This is an incredibly flavorful loaf, even outside of the spiciness, so if you like things a bit more on the mild side, you can always cut back on the amount of red pepper or hot sauce.

Kicked Up Meatloaf - Curious Cuisiniere

Kicked Up Meatloaf - Curious Cuisiniere
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Kicked Up Meatloaf

This Kicked Up Spicy Meatloaf is a flavorful chili-filled twist on the classic, retro American comfort food.
Yield: 1 (9x5) loaf pan
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 - 8 people
Author: Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere

Ingredients

For The Meatloaf

  • 2 lb ground beef, 85% lean
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3/4 c milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c breadcrumbs
  • 1 c wheat germ (or more breadcrumbs)
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp groundblack pepper

For The Glaze

  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp hot sauce
  • ¼ tsp cayenne

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a large bowl, mix together all meatloaf ingredients until just combined. (Be careful not to over work the beef.)
  • Press mixture into a greased 9x5 loaf pan.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.
  • While your loaf is baking, mix all glaze ingredients.
  • After 45 min, remove loaf from the oven and top with glaze.
  • Return to the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Remove loaf from oven and let set 5 minutes before serving.

Kicked Up Meatloaf - Curious Cuisiniere

 


If you’re looking for more food for a retro party, look no further. The Sunday Supper member have you covered with a great collection of dishes that will bring you WAY back!

Retro Appetizers:

 Retro Salads:

Retro Breads and Sandwiches:

Retro Main Dishes:

Retro Sides and Veggies:

Retro Desserts and Retro Cocktails:

 

 

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Andrina Mathew

Thursday 6th of September 2018

So tasty, I love to eat meatloaf. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I was in search of this recipe.

Sarah Ozimek

Thursday 6th of September 2018

We hope you enjoy the meatloaf!

MarocMama

Sunday 27th of January 2013

Meatloaf was always a favorite when I was growing up. I need to make it more often!

Faye Leong

Thursday 24th of January 2013

Those meatloaf looks delish and match perfectly with mashed potatoes and green beans! Love it!

beate weiss-krull (@Beatepdx)

Tuesday 22nd of January 2013

We love meatloaf and your kicked up version looks absolutely delicious! ~ Bea @ galactosemia in PDX

Renee Dobbs (@reneedobbs)

Tuesday 22nd of January 2013

Meatloaf was one of the first meals I made when I was a kid. I love it. My husband won't touch it. I'm dreaming about yours and wishing I had it soon. Perhaps....if I make something else for my dear husband.

Sarah

Wednesday 23rd of January 2013

So sad! I think you should make it for yourself as a treat. Maybe make him a burger while you have your loaf - it's nearly the same thing, just a different shape! :D

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