Three Pepper Spicy Meatloaf with Cowboy Salad

Three Pepper Spicy Meatloaf boasts three peppers, Armenian Red Pepper Sauce, Chipotle and Bell peppers for a superior flavor.
Three Pepper Spicy Meatloaf with Cowboy Salad

Last Updated on December 20, 2020

Recipes in this PostThree Pepper Spicy Meatloaf with Cowboy Salad

A lot of people don’t like meatloaf. I don’t blame them, I hated meatloaf as a child because it was bland and the only thing that was even a tiny bit tasty was the dried ketchup on the top. That all changed when I went to dinner with a friend who raved about the meatloaf and Cowboy salad. I tried it, and I was a convert.

What made this meatloaf different was that it was spicy, and it had little pieces of vegetable inside. I loved it. The restaurant is long gone, but the meatloaf is here to stay.

Of course, the best thing about meatloaf is the sandwiches the next day. Some people heat up the meatloaf, some people, like me, do not. For me, there’s nothing better than a thick slice of cold meatloaf on a slice of crusty sourdough bread, slathered with mayonnaise.

Three Pepper Spicy Meatloaf

The reason this meatloaf is called Three Pepper Meatloaf is that there are three different types of pepper used to make it. One if for heat, one for depth, and one for presentation.

Mis En Place - Sweet Peppers in back, Armenian Red Pepper Sauce in the yellow bowl, Chipotle in the red

Mis En Place – Sweet Peppers in back, Armenian Red Pepper Sauce in the yellow bowl, Chipotle in the red

Meatloaf is so much better with a mixture of meats. I always use lean ground beef and lean ground pork.

Lean ground meats – pork and beef

Let’s Make Meatloaf!

Three Pepper Spicy Meatloaf with Cowboy Salad

Three Pepper Spicy Meatloaf boasts three peppers, Armenian Red Pepper Sauce, Chipotle and Bell peppers for a superior flavor.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Southwestern
Servings (slide to adjust): 8 servings
Calories: 522kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground beef
  • 1 pound Ground Pork
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Onion; chopped
  • 1 Green Bell pepper; chopped
  • 1 Chipotle chili, canned in Adobo sauce; minced
  • 1 tablespoon Armenian Red Pepper Sauce
  • 1 cup Bread crumbs
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato paste
Ingredients necessary for the recipe step are in italic.

Instructions

  • If you have a small Nesco, remove the rack from the roasting pan. Cover the rack with foil then punch some little holes in it with a toothpick. Remove the roasting pan and preheat the Nesco to 325.
  • If you don't have a Nesco, then line a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan with foil.
  • Pre-heat oven to 325.
  • The best tool for mixing is a stand mixer, but if you don't have one, then use a very large bowl and extra clean hands.
  • [cap align="aligncenter" width="620"]Meatloaf Prep[/cap]
    Meatloaf Prep
  • Make sure that you mix all the ingredients together but be careful not to overwork the meat, otherwise, it will be tough.
  • [cap align="aligncenter" width="620"]Meatloaf Mixed[/cap]
    Meatloaf Mixed
  • Remove the loaf from the mixing bowl and place it in the roasting pan. Use a spatula to shape it into a rectangle.
  • At this point, you can put ketchup on the top if desired.
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    Meatloaf in a Nesco
  • Cook about an hour or until it reaches 160 on a thermometer. Remove from the oven and let rest for at least 5 minutes before serving.
  • [cap align="aligncenter" width="620"]Meatloaf Finished[/cap]
    Meatloaf Finished

Notes

Quick notes
The best way to cook meatloaf is in a Nesco. It cooks evenly without drying out.
If you are craving meatloaf in the summer, fire up the Weber and cook the meatloaf using the indirect method. You'll have a smoky, spicy meatloaf that is out of this world!
Variations
You can add a chopped carrot for extra flavor. If you think the meatloaf will be too spicy, reduce the Chipotle to 1/2 pepper instead of a whole one.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 522kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 32gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 13gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 677mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7g
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Cowboy Salad

I have recently seen many versions of Cowboy Salad, and none of them are quite the same as the one we used to get at that restaurant in Beverly Hills. The restaurant’s salad was made with iceberg lettuce, and that is how I usually make it – but this time all the iceberg lettuce was all wilted, so I got romaine hearts instead. This is a very simple salad that you can serve any time of year.

Cowboy Salad

This salad goes beautifully with Three Pepper Meatloaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings (slide to adjust): 8 servings
Calories: 169kcal

Ingredients

For the Salad

  • I head iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 1 to mato, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, chopped

For the Dressing

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Ingredients necessary for the recipe step are in italic.

Instructions

  • Mix the vegetables together and put them in a nice serving dish. You can refrigerate them until ready to serve. To make the dressing, simply mix all the ingredients together.
  • Toss the vegetables with the dressing just before serving.

Notes

Quick notes
Try to chop the vegetables to be about the same size,

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 3gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 3gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 415mgFiber: 4gSugar: 18g
Got Questions? Let me know!Mention @arbpen or tag #arbpen!

 

 

Products

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Nesco 6 Quart Roaster

Nesco 6 Quart Roaster

 

 

 

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