Chipotle Meat Loaf

Chipotle Meat Loaf Randy Mayor


  • Meat loaf:
  • 1 (7-ounce) can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup regular oats
  • 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • Cooking spray
  • Topping:
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce


Preheat oven to 350°.

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.

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.

    "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
  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 239
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 24%
Fat per serving: 7.1g
Saturated fat per serving: 1.9g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 2.5g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1.9g
Protein per serving: 36.3g
Carbohydrate per serving: 8.4g
Fiber per serving: 1.3g
Cholesterol per serving: 94mg
Iron per serving: 2.1mg
Sodium per serving: 753mg
Calcium per serving: 55mg

Good to Know

By using turkey instead of ground beef, this recipe boasts one-third of the fat of traditional meatloaf recipes. The addition of the chipotles, cumin, and cilantro give this dish a slightly smoky and moderately spicy flavor.

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