Chorizo Beef Meatloaf with Spicy Oriental Sweet Chili Sauce

chorizo beef meatloaf with spicy sweet chili sauce

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Food does so much more than fill your stomach.  Food is a trigger for memories.  Food is a spark for emotions. Food is explosive in starting and continuing conversation about food and other topics.  And, food takes us back to our childhoods.  Meatloaf is on of those foods that many of us probably grew up on~~so much so for my hubster that he now really doesn’t like meatloaf at all!

Such a shame because I still love it…maybe it’s the ketchup, maybe it’s that it’s another version of a hamburger (which I LOVE!!), maybe it’s because a meatloaf recipe can also become my stuffed peppers or cabbage rolls, or maybe it’s those meatloaf sammiches the next day.  For this meatloaf, I decided to give it an Asian flair to the topping and a Mexican twist to the meat.  Must say, it’s darn good, and the meatloaf sammich today~~oh, yeah, just like when I was a little girl ‘cept I didn’t put it on Sunbeam white bread!
chorizo beef meatloaf with spicy sweet chili sauce

chorizo beef meatloaf with spicy sweet chili sauce

Yield: 6 hungry mouths!


  • Preheat oven 350
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground chorizo (out of casings)
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 medium onion
  • ½ cup chopped Italian parsley
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup cream
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • ½ cup oats (put in food processor and pulse into fine mixture)
  • 1 ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp. coarse ground pepper
  • 2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. smoked ground paprika
  • 1 tsp. red chili flakes (divided)
  • 1/3 cup bottled sweet chili sauce (I used Mae Ploy. You can certainly make your own sweet chili sauce! I'm working on a recipe!)
  • 1 cup ketchup


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the meats.  Put the carrots, celery, onions, parsley and oil in a food processor and pulse until it’s a fine mixture.  Add to meat and blend well.  Add cream, eggs,  oats, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, ½ tsp red chili flakes, paprika and blend well.
  • Put into a greased baking dish or bread loaf pan and shape.  Make a slight indentation in the top of the loaf.  Mix together the sweet chili sauce, ketchup, and ½ tsp red chili flakes and spread on about ¾ cup on top.  Reserve remainder for garnish or dipping.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 50-55 minutes.  Remove and let sit about 15 minutes then either remove from pan or serve directly from the pan.
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chorizo beef meatloaf with spicy sweet chili sauce


  1. Sounds delish! Definitely gonna have to give this a try!

  2. Ally, your thoughts on food being a catalyst for conversations and memories immediately dredged up images and aromas from the past. Food was in the picture most of the time! Yes — an explosion, a spark — and some mighty good lookin’ meatloaf. Love the stuff! Your method of grinding the ingredients triggered another memory… the best meatloaf (in my opinion) has an “it” factor — that certain”texture.” (You know the one I mean!) Yours has “it!”

    • I love how your mind works, my sweet Kim! You have such a way w/words and seeing an ‘it’ factor in this meatloaf is perfect! I wanted to use the some of the technique I use in my bolognese sauce, hence the ‘holy trinity’ included for more flavor…what would we do w/o our love of food!! xox

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