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Spicy Meatloaf - adapted from Eating Well Magazine

Eating healthy can also be delicious. You'll love this spicy meatloaf that's made up of beef, pork and collard greens. I promise your family won't say meatloaf again! It's over the top delicious!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: meatloaf recipe, spicy meatloaf
Servings: 8
Calories: 481kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley

Ingredients

Spicy Meatloaf

  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 12 ounces collard greens washed and chopped
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce optional
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 ½ cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • ¾ cup ketchup

Instructions

Collard Greens

  • In a large hot saute pan add olive oil, garlic, onions, collard greens. Season with sea salt and black pepper to taste. Saute about 2 minutes or until the collards are bright green.
  • Add hot sauce, Worcestershire and spices and continue to saute until greens are wilted.

Spicy Meatloaf

  • preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Transfer collard greens to a large bowl and allow to cool.
  • Combine bread crumbs and milk and allow to set for 5-10 minutes
  • Add beef, pork, breadcrumbs (squeeze out all of the milk and discard before adding bread crumbs), ½ cup ketchup, eggs and ½ teaspoon salt to the bowl of cooled collard greens.
  • Mix together thoroughly but gently. Do not overmix, the meatloaf will get tough.
  • Form meat into a loaf in a large prepared baking dish or sheet. Use parchment paper or spray dish with pan spray prior to placing meatloaf in pan.
  • Bake meatloaf for 30 minutes, then remove from oven and brush the top with the remaining ketchup.
  • Continue baking at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Make sure to check your internal temp with a thermometer, it must read at least 165 degrees to be fully cooked.
  • Let meatloaf rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition

Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 807mg | Potassium: 604mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2395IU | Vitamin C: 19.8mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 3.3mg