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2 Pound Spicy Meatloaf Recipe

2 pound cajun spicy meatloaf recipe is an easy ground beef dinner everyone loves. Bake in a muffin tin or loaf pan with this meatloaf glaze and get ready for your mouth to dance! Easy to make with diced vegetables and breadcrumbs. How to make a larger meal or cut in half for a smaller family meal.

Spicy Meatloaf Recipe

If you have ever had cajun meatloaf before you probably were blown away. Cracker Barrel had this as a special once and I just had to figure out how it was made. Mixed with spicy ground sausage, beef and hot sauce you can make it this way or our Meatloaf Without Breadcrumbs prepped in less than 15 minutes. (affiliate links present)

Southern Meatloaf Recipe

I spent many years in the Arkansas / Louisiana area where cajun was the thing!! I am not just talking about spicy shrimp boil, it went for everything that went into your mouth. That is the first time I tried this loaf of meat with super bold flavors, and diced vegetables. If your mouth is already watering with the idea of this, you’ll need to get out;

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • Diced onions, celery, green onions and bell peppers are great
  • 4 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 c ketchup
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • Spicy ground sausage – Jimmy Dean has a great one
  • Italian bread crumbs is used as a binder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c evaporated milk
  • Hot sauce of your choice like Franks
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Thyme, oregano and cayenne pepper

Then you can use some salt and pepper to taste of course once it is done but typically not super necessary. You can in fact make this super fast as muffin tin meatloaf instead of a 9×13″ pan too.

Calories for Meatloaf

Meatloaf Glaze

You are going to start with the base of 1/2 cup ketchup, then you need to add a savory element which could be Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce or Dijon mustard. 1 tsp of savory usually does it, for sweetness factor add 1 tbsp brown sugar.

In a small bowl, combine the ingredients. Stir until well blended. Once your meatloaf has been cooking for at least half its total cooking time, brush the glaze over the top and sides using a pastry brush. Return to the oven and continue baking until the internal temperature reaches 160°F and sauce has caramelized and formed a glossy finish. This is How Long to Cook Meatloaf.

Keep an eye on it to prevent it from burning. If it starts to darken too quickly, you can tent the top with aluminum foil. Once fully cooked, remove it from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving. Feel free to customize according to your taste preferences. You can add ingredients like minced garlic, chopped herbs, hot sauce, or even a splash of vinegar to give it a unique flavor twist.

Meatloaf Glaze

Calories for Meatloaf

The number of calories in a loaf of ground beef can vary based on the ingredients used and the portion size. I can provide you with a general estimate of the calories below with common ingredients. Something like ourVenison Meatloaf Recipe would vary since it is leaner meat.

On average a 4 ounce serving of quick meatloaf made with ground beef can contain around 200 to 250 calories. This estimate includes the calories from the meat, any added vegetables, breadcrumbs, and other ingredients used in the mixture. Keep in mind that the calorie count can change based on factors such as the amount of fats, and the specific recipe you’re using.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the onion, celery, bell pepper, and green onions. Saute until soft, about 6 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  • To the vegetables, add ½ cup of ketchup and mustard, stirring until blended. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the beef, sausage, bread crumbs, add the eggs, stir in the milk (evaporated), 1 tablespoon hot sauce, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, seasonings, and vegetable mixture.
  • Mix well by hand until evenly combined.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared 9×13 baking dish. Shape into a loaf.
  • Bake uncovered at 350 for 1 hour or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Meanwhile, mix the glaze ingredients until blended. Brush on top of the meatloaf with the ketchup mixture and bake for 5 additional minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

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What temperature is Meatloaf done at

What Temperature is Meatloaf Done at

The safe internal temperature for cooking meatloaf, like other ground meats, is 160°F (71°C) as recommended by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This temperature ensures that any harmful bacteria present in the meat are killed, making the meatloaf safe to eat.

It’s important to use a meat thermometer to accurately measure the internal temperature. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part. Keep in mind that it might continue to cook a little bit after you remove it from the oven due to residual heat. You can take it out of the oven when it’s a few degrees below the target temperature and let it rest for a few minutes to allow the temperature to even out.

Cooking times can vary based on factors such as the size of your loaf, your oven’s temperature accuracy, and your desired level of doneness. And for your info here are a bunch of Leftover Meatloaf Recipes too.

Southern Meatloaf Recipe
What is a good side for meatloaf?

1. Mashed potatoes is the most popular side dish
2. Vegetables go well with this ground beef meal
3. You can serve a salad for texture and fiber
4. Cornbread or rolls is a nice duo
5. Sautéed peppers or collard greens is popular in the South

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Spicy Meatloaf Recipe

2 pound cajun spicy meatloaf recipe is an easy ground beef dinner everyone loves. Bake in a muffin tin or loaf pan with meatloaf glaze.
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword cajun, ground beef, meatloaf, spicy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 562kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Equipment

  • 1 9×13 dish

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, bell pepper, and green onions. Saute until soft, about 6 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  • To the vegetables, add ½ cup of ketchup and mustard, stirring until blended. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the beef, sausage, bread crumbs, eggs, evaporated milk, 1 tablespoon hot sauce, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, seasonings, and vegetable mixture.
  • Mix well by hand until evenly combined. Transfer the mixture to the prepared 9×13 baking dish. Shape into a loaf. Bake uncovered for 1 hour or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  • Meanwhile, mix the glaze ingredients until blended. Brush on top of the meatloaf with the ketchup mixture and bake for 5 additional minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

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Nutrition Facts
Spicy Meatloaf Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 562 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Trans Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 162mg54%
Sodium 927mg40%
Potassium 653mg19%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 894IU18%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 119mg12%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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