Chipotle-Glazed Meatloaf with Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs

Instead of the usual ground beef or red meat blend, this meatloaf recipe is made with ground turkey. It gets plenty of flavor from minced chipotle chiles, Worcestershire sauce, and adobo sauce. Serve alongside sweet potatoes for a complete and healthy meal.


  • 2 ¼ pounds ground dark turkey meat

  • 2 slices white bread, torn into small pieces (about 1 ½ cups)

  • 1 small red onion, minced (about ¾ cup)

  • ½ cup cilantro leaves, finely chopped

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 teaspoons minced chipotle chiles

  • 2 teaspoons adobo sauce

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

  • ½ cup ketchup

  • 6 small sweet potatoes (about 7 ounces each)

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • Watercress and lime wedges, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine meat, bread, onion, cilantro, egg, Worcestershire, adobo sauce, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a bowl. Transfer mixture to a 5-by-9-inch nonstick loaf pan. Stir together chiles and ketchup; brush onto top of loaf.

  2. Prick potatoes with a fork. Set loaf pan on a rimmed baking sheet; surround with potatoes. Bake until a thermometer inserted in center of loaf reads 160 degrees, 1 hour, 15 minutes. Peel potatoes; add oil, season with salt and pepper, and mash. Reserve half of loaf for next day; serve remainder with potatoes, watercress, and limes.

    Bryan Gardner
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