Italian Chili Style Meatloaf

Meatloaf has been a long time favorite of ours, a comfort food of sorts, which kind of brings you back to your childhood days. I loved my mother’s meatloaf, served with mashed potatoes and vegetables, but sometimes it’s a nice change to try something new.

This recipe is a twist on the traditional….and boasts a tangy, zesty taste with sweet chili sauce, peppers and a spicy Italian sausage in the centre of the loaf. Ohhhhh sooooo yummy!


1 lb. lean ground beef
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 link of Italian sausage ( casing removed )
2 eggs
1/4 cup chili sauce
1 tsp worchestshire sauce
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic spice
1 tsp thyme
1/2 medium sized onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped red pepper
2 tsp crushed chili peppers/pimentos ( in a jar )
12 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley


In a large mixing bowl, add the ground beef and bread crumbs. Add the two eggs and stir the mixture until moist and the bread crumbs are completely stired in. Add the rest of the ingredients, along with the finely chopped vegetables and mix thoroughly.

Make sure that the mixture is fairly moist. Spray a loaf pan with vegetable oil before adding the loaf mixture.
Place half of the ground beef mixture on the bottom of the pan, and pat down with your hands. Place the sausage in the middle of the loaf pan and then place the rest of the ground beef on top and pat down firmly.

Top the meatloaf with a chilli sauce or tomato chutney sauce. Spread to cover the entire top of the loaf. Place in a preheated 375 degree oven for 1 hour. Remove and let cool and the meatloaf will set before you remove it and place onto a cutting board.

Serve with garlic whipped potatoes, beef gravy and steamed vegetables.

Serves 4


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Maree Fraser says:

    Well, Jackie, I don’t comment on your blog often, but I just have to comment on this one!! Fabulous idea! I’ve had the egg in the centre, but Italian Sausage just sounds divine!
    I love meatloaf, I love chili sauce, really love Italian sausage!! What more could one ask for??
    I will definitely be making this….. 🙂

    1. Sprat says:

      Thanks Maree….You will love it…a nice twist on what we already love….Meatloaf!

  2. Donna says:

    This sounds YUMMY ! I can’t wait to make it.
    I think everyone in the family will enjoy it.

    1. Sprat says:

      It was delicious Donna…, a nice change from the ordinary meatloaf… 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Hope you family enjoys it!

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