The Pioneer Woman's Cajun Meat Loaf from

Yes I am now on a Pioneer Woman kick! I made this recipe because my Hubby loves spicy food. I  took out a small amount of meat and added his ULTRA spicy (burn your butt off sauce). I took out a little of the pepper mix in a different bowl and added a few drops of his Mongoose Hot Sauce which has 2 of the worlds hottest chilies, Jolokia chilies and Fatalii chilies.


  • 3 whole Bell Peppers (2 If They're Large)
  • 2 whole Medium Onions
  • 1 bunch Celery (5-6 Ribs)
  • 8 cloves (to 10 Cloves) Of Garlic
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • A Few Shakes Of Hot Sauce (optional)
  • 2 cups Ketchup, Divided
  • 1/2 cup Whole Milk
  • 1 cup (to 2 Cups) Breadcrumbs
  • 2 pounds Lean Ground Beef (92% Lean)
  • 1 pound Ground Pork
  • 3 whole Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Chop all of the fresh vegetables (peppers, onions, celery) into a small dice and mince the garlic. Over medium-high heat, melt 6 tablespoons butter. Once butter begins to start browning, add the diced vegetables and garlic. Add about 1 teaspoon salt.
After these have cooked for a few minutes add 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon nutmeg and 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper. If you like it hot, add a couple shakes of your favorite hot sauce. Next add about ½ cup of ketchup. Continue cooking and stirring for a few more minutes. Remove from heat.
After allowing the mixture to cool for a couple of minutes, add about ½ cup of milk. Stir until combined. Next add at least 1 cup of breadcrumbs. Continue adding breadcrumbs and stirring until mixture is a nice, thick paste.
In a large mixing bowl place the ground beef and pork. Whisk 3 eggs and add to the meat. After allowing the pasty vegetable mixture to cool down a bit, begin incorporating it into the meat. Keep working all of the Cajun-Vegetable mix into the meat until all is blended well.
Spray a sheet pan with some non-stick cooking spray. Next, using your hands, form your meat mixture into a loaf on the sheet pan. Make the loaf around 6-8 inches wide and about 1 ½ inches thick.
In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix together ¾ cup of ketchup with about 2 tablespoons honey. Slather this sauce over the whole meatloaf.
Place in a 400 degree oven for about 40 minutes.
Posted by on January 18 2009

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