Meatloaf if one of those hearty meals that really hits the spot during the winter months. The combination of ground beef, turkey or pork creates a tender slice of comfort food that is almost a necessity during these cooler days ahead.
I make a pretty mean Turkey Meatloaf, it’s one of my oldest recipes on my blog and if you haven’t tried, you definitely should. However, I thought it might be fun to change it up and make something with a little zip, pop and pow. Using freshly ground chorizo along with ground beef gives traditional meatloaf some of those exact characteristics, or maybe it’s the jalapeno, blue corn chips and salsa topping that send this recipe into sounding like a Batman sequel.
If you cook along with me you should know by now I’m not afraid of heat and this recipe is not overly spicy, but it’s not the mild mannered meatloaf you maybe used to eating. I think the combination of flavors would make Mexican food lovers proud and want to dive right in. It’s the perfect meal with family and friends on a Sunday and it makes an awesome sandwich to take to work with you tomorrow.
1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground chorizo (not Spanish already cured)
1 cup crushed blue corn chips
1 jalapeno, minced
1 onion, diced small
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup salsa, any variety
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, add all ingredients except salsa. Using your hands, gently mix together until well combined.
- Place on an oiled sheet pan and form into a loaf. Bake in oven for 30 minutes.
- While meatloaf is cooking, add salsa to a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until salsa is reduced just slightly. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Remove meatloaf and spoon salsa over top. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through or 140 degrees.
- Remove and let stand for 8 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!