Cornbread Stuffed Meatloaf

Total Time:
2 hr 50 min
30 min
10 min
2 hr 10 min

8 to 10 servings

  • Stuffing:
  • 2 large or 5 small corn muffins (2 to 3 cups), crumbled by hand
  • 1/2 pound bacon, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon seeded and minced jalapeno
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Meatloaf:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus 3 tablespoons
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon seeded and minced jalapeno
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 ounces sliced Cheddar

For the stuffing: Preheat oven to 275 to 300 degrees F.

Spread the cornbread crumbs on a sheet pan and let toast for about 20 minutes, or until lightly toasted and dry. Turn oven up to 350 degrees F.

In a skillet brown the bacon until crispy. Drain. To the same skillet add the red pepper, jalapeno, and garlic and cook until soft.

In a bowl, combine the cornbread crumbs, bacon, and vegetable mixture. Add parsley and salt and pepper, to taste. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.

For the meatloaf: In medium skillet over medium heat add oil, red onions, jalapeno and garlic. Cook until caramelized, remove from heat and let cool.

In a bowl combine the meat, salt, pepper, parsley, thyme, mustard, ketchup Worcestershire, and eggs and thoroughly mix.

Divide the meat mixture in half. Shape 1 half into a rectangle, creating a canoe, and then loosely fill with stuffing. Do not pack it in. Use the other half of the meat to fully enclose the stuffing. Transfer to the oven and bake for 1 1/2 hours, or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F. Layer the cheese slices on top and bake for another 5 minutes to melt the cheese. Remove from oven and let rest for about 10 minutes. Cut into thick slices and serve.

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My honey loves this meatloaf so much, I've made it for his birthday dinner for the past 4 years now. It's amazing!!! Pair it with some cream spinach or corn and some loaded mashed potatoes to really amp it up. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have tried every meatloaf recipe I can find and WOW, this is by far the best taste, with rave reviews around the dining room table. I choose a pan, slightly larger than needed, and next time will have a smaller one. Made the cornbread in the morning, had the meatloaf out of the oven by dinner. Guy, I will be searching our your recipes more often. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best meatloaf i have ever made. I do cut down on the olive oil, i use 3 instead of 6 tablespoons. I think that was a mistake printed in the recipe. My friends all just love it. Just made it today, can hardly wait for it to get done . yummo !!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I finally read the reviews on this recipe and can't believe all the naysayers. I have made this four times now and am making it again today. This is without a doubt one of the worlds best meatloafs, juicy, super tasty and even looks incredible when sliced. I take all day to make it, starting with cornbread in the morning and on from there. A real joy to prepare this meal. Honestly, if you don't like it, there is definitely something wrong with you... Or maybe you just shouldn't be cooking... item not reviewed by moderator and published
awsome!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I threw all this together easily. 'Intermediate'? How did they come to that classification? EASY. I had a job interview and its gotta cook for an hour and a half, so I figured I would assemble, squish, form, and pop in the oven before I go. Well, the interview went very well and I was gone for a minute more than the cook time, so I overcooked it. Still, my picky eater said 'its good anyway!' He was so right. Delicious! The best ever! Cant wait to do it again without the overcooking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was awesome! Best meatloaf ever! Would highly recommend. Followed recipe to the tee and it was perfect. It looks like a lot of work but it's the prep that takes most of the time. I did the prep the night before and took me about 20 minutes to assemble. Worth every minute! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw Guy make this on one of his shows, and I knew I had to try it! I thought I made a great meatloaf, but THIS one is delicious! As my dinner companion said several times over, "This is definitely a keeper recipe"! I know I'll be making it again and again. Thanks Guy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw the episode where Guy made this and tried it myself today... DUDE!!??? ... F'n BOOMB!!!! Thanks Guy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome Meatloaf. Find yourself eating it because it's delicious, not because your hungry. Double thumbs up to this one!! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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Recipe courtesy of Katie Lee