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Gonzales Meatloaf

Sean loves meatloaf and I wanted to try something different. I found this meatloaf recipe in the Texas Cowboy Kitchen book (which I just love) and everyone loved it. Even Belle loved it and she is NOT a meatloaf kind of person. Give this a try, it is quick and easy and makes for wonderful leftovers. The whole kitchen smells great when we reheat the leftovers. I made this with  Catfish cakes with Chipotle Remoulade in case Belle did not want the meatloaf. The Chipotle Remoulade goes GREAT with the meatloaf too!! This a great Meatloaf.

I did make another Strawberry Bread for Hayley and Belle this morning. Another big hit.

Gonzales Meatloaf
adapted from The Texas Cowboy Kitchen by Grady Spears and June Naylor

2.5 lbs ground beef (you can use extra lean but lean or regular has much more flavour)
3 free-range eggs beaten
1 cup dried bread crumbs
6 cloves of garlic pressed
1 large red onion, finely chopped
1 tomato, seeded and diced
3/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese
3 tbsp hot pepper sauce
1/2 cup light brown sugar
Kosher salt

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Prepare a loaf pan by spraying with a vegetable non-stick spray (Pam).
  4. Put all the ingredients in the prepared loaf pan.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes then increase the temperature to 425 degree F and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove and serve. (with the Chipotle Remoulade – see next post)

Gonzales Meatloaf

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2 comments to Gonzales Meatloaf

  • Oh, this sounds really good. Best of all (for me), very little prep. Put it in a pan and into the oven…even I can handle that!


  • Ward

    It is the best meat loaf I have ever had. Sean Loved it and of course Hayley did not even look at it. I believe Belle has told me over and over again, NO Meat loaf, Yuch!!! She loved it!!!

    This is a great meat loaf for those who love it and a great intro for those who do not.

    Try it and let me know how it went. Thanks!


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