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Spanish-Style Meatloaf

Whip up this deeply flavored main dish, or try one of the tasty mix-and-match ideas: Fennel and Apple Meatloaf, Spicy Butternut Squash Meatloaf, or Snow Pea-Sesame Meatloaf. For a lighter version, use ground turkey in place of pork.

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  • Servings: 6
Spanish-Style Meatloaf

Source: Everyday Food, November 2010


  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced medium (3/4 cup)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 small potatoes, peeled and diced medium (1 1/3 cups)
  • 1/2 small green bell pepper, seeded and diced medium (1/2 cup)
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground pork or turkey
  • 1 cup grated Manchego cheese (1 3/4 ounces)
  • 1 to 2 slices white sandwich bread, diced medium (1 cup)
  • 1 large egg


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion, garlic, potatoes, and bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft and vegetables begin to brown, 5 minutes. Add paprika and thyme, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring, 1 minute.

  2. In a large bowl, combine pork, cheese, bread, and egg. Add vegetable mixture and season with 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Using your hands, mix until ingredients are combined. Transfer to a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet; form into a 4-by-10-inch loaf. Bake until meatloaf is cooked through, 40 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through. Let rest 15 minutes before slicing.


Reviews (2)

  • Christina_Kay 7 Aug, 2013

    Really good recipe! No complaints about it at all. Would make it again.
    I used 2 pounds of ground turkey because I couldn't find ground pork where I buy my food.
    Like the other reviewer I did have to cook it for about 15 minutes longer than what it said but it turned out awesomely!

  • marian60 30 Nov, 2010

    This was delicious! I have alreayd recommended it to several people! I used 1lb ground pork and 1/2lb ground turkey, it was still a little fatty than I typically am comfortable eating, but it's the fat that makes it so rich and tasty! Only thing I had to adjust was the baking time... took me about 20 mins more than the recipe indicated.

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