Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf

I will admit it, I am not a meatloaf fan. Before my father-in-law cooked it 2 months ago it had probably been 2 years since I had eaten it. I know it is just meat in the shape of a loaf but it has never appealed to me.  I am outnumbered in my house though because my husband, father-in-law, and son all like it.

I decided it would be nice to treat my father-in-law since 2 weeks ago he bought steak and lobster. While I was looking for hamburger meat, I strolled by the sausage aisle and seen chorizo. I had an epiphany of sorts and decided to mix the two together and see what came out. My children do not like onions and because I was using the chorizo, I wasn’t worried about nixing the onions from the recipe. I stepped out further and added shredded cheese. The results were fabulous and they can’t wait for me to make it again. See the recipe below and make it for your own family.


Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf

1 1/2 lbs ground hamburger or chuck (what every your prefer)

1 lb seasoned chorizo (I used hot but mild would be good if you have kids)

1/2 cup Italian style bread crumbs

2 eggs

1 tsp seasoned salt

2 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic salt

4-6 oz of cheese (cut into 6 equal size chunks)

2 cans tomato soup

  1. Combine hamburger and chorizo in large bowl. With clean hands work the hamburger and the chorizo until the two are very well blended.
  2. Add Breadcrumbs, eggs, seasoned salt, onion powder, and garlic salt. Mix together until everything is mixed in.
  3. Separate the meat mixture into 6 mini loafs.not your mama's meatloaf
  4. Create a well in the middle of each loaf and place cheese inside. Form meat back around cheese.
  5. In medium bowl,combine the tomato soup with water. Mix together.
  6. Pour soup in pan making sure to pour on each meatloaf.
  7. Bake on 350 for 30-40 minutes until they are cooked all the way thru.
  8. Remove from oven and Serve with mashed potatoes.

not your mama's meatloaf





Hi I’m Gwendolyn and I have been a stay at home mom since 2009. I have been with my husband, James, for 10 years and we are proud parents of Jayme (8) and Nicholas (14). We are also parents to 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 hamsters, a snake and 2 fish. My father-in-law lives with us so it is always non-stop at our house. I had the honor of becoming a step-parent when I got married and have a great relationship with my step-son. I always used coupons and shopped for bargains but was forced to step up my game when my husband was disabled in 2005. I get an incredible rush from saving money and finding great deals. My life is a constant journey and I look forward to sharing it with you all.

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  1. says

    I love my meatloaf recipe! I have lately been using part beef and part pork and it’s even better! I just add bread crumbs, onions, milk, eggs, salt and pepper. If I have it on hand I add 2 T of Tastefully Simple’s Spinach and Herb Dip mix. It makes it even better. Top it with ketchup and brown sugar. Yummmmm!

  2. Julie Wood says

    What makes my meatloaf special is that I use Lipton Onion Soup mix in my meatloaf and it turn out so moist and delicious!

  3. Alyssa B says

    With meatloaf left overs I would make it into a sandwich or just simply eat it again. Nuking brown sugar and ketchup together and putting it in the top while it bakes in the over is THE BEST!

  4. Kim Barnes says

    We add cheese to our meatloaf and make the meatloaf in our muffin pans. Our boys love their individual meatloafs.

  5. katie ringbauer says

    I quick making meatloaf a long time ago as the recipes I all had had onion soup in them causing us all terrible heartburn! But I will try this one for sure!

  6. Judy Pierce says

    Mine is meatload dujour. Whatever I have in the fridge and the cabinets that day, go into the meatloaf. At a minimum, it has lots of hot sauce and spices.

  7. Mya Murphy says

  8. brenda graver says

    salsa is great to add to it or i use knorr vegetable soup mix depends on the mood and what is available in the cupboards

  9. Mya Murphy says

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