Tex-Mex Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf with Smoky Chili Glaze
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins


Servings: 10
Calories: 459 kcal
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground bulk pork sausage like Jimmy Deen's Regular
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 4 ounce can mild diced green chilis, drained
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup diced white or yellow onion
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels defrosted
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
Smoky Chili Glaze
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat the bottom of a 13" x 9" or similar sized baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup of chili sauce with the water. Add the oats, egg, diced green chilis, Worcestershire, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, and black pepper. Mix well. Add the ground beef, ground pork, bell pepper, onion and corn and mix well. Use your hands to work the mixture until all the ingredients are completely incorporated.
  3. Divide the meat mixture in half. Lay half the meat mixture in the prepared baking dish, forming into a football shape. Create a shallow well so that the edges are higher than the center. Layer shredded cheese on top of the meat along the center, staying about 1/2 inch away from the edges. Cover completely with the 2nd half of the meat mixture forming a domed top and sealing the edges. Bake, uncovered, for 50 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, combine 1/4 cup chili sauce with smoked paprika in a measuring cup or small bowl. After initial baking time, pull baking dish out of the oven and carefully spoon out and discard the excess grease from the dish. Spread the glaze over the top of the meatloaf and return to the oven to bake about 15 minutes longer, or until a meat thermometer inserted in the center of the meatloaf registers 165 degrees F. Allow the meatloaf to stand for 5-10 minutes before slicing.
Recipe Notes

Feel free to omit the ground pork and use 2 1/2 pounds ground beef.

Chili sauce has a zesty, vinegary kick and can be found in the condiment section of your grocery store. For a milder flavor you can substitute plain tomato sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Tex-Mex Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf with Smoky Chili Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 459 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 670mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 27g 54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.