Roasted Red Pepper Meatloaf with Spicy Barbecue Glaze

Roasted red pepper and fresh cilantro and parsley are mixed into this meatloaf and glazed with a barbecue sauce with a little chipotle kick.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min (includes resting time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 6
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Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds ground meatloaf mix (equal parts ground beef, pork and veal or turkey)

1 cup crushed crackers or cracker meal

1 cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained and chopped

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 medium onion, grated

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 cup ketchup

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup barbecue sauce

2 teaspoons honey

1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder

1 teaspoon cider vinegar

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the meatloaf mix, crackers, roasted red peppers, cilantro, parsley, eggs, onion, garlic, ketchup, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Using your hands, mix together until well combined.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking sheet and form it into a compact oval-shaped loaf, about 9 inches by 5 inches. Bake for 30 minutes.
  4. Stir together the barbecue sauce, honey, chipotle chile powder and vinegar in small bowl for the glaze. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and brush the top and sides all over with the glaze. Return to the oven and bake until the glaze starts to caramelize and a thermometer inserted in the center of the meatloaf registers 160 degrees F, about 25 minutes more. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.