Poblano Meat Loaf Recipe

Poblano Meatloaf with The Best Glaze!


Our Poblano Meatloaf is a tangy, Tex-ified twist to an American classic. This mighty meatloaf recipe uses finely chopped veggies to create a lighter meatloaf that has a subtle smokey flavor from roasted poblano peppers.  Using Texas Tang BBQ sauce as a glaze elevates this recipe for an authentic taste of comfort that’s better than the typical ketchup versions.  

Poblano Meat Loaf Recipe

Roasted Poblano Meatloaf

Mark Gabrick
A tangy, Tex-ified twist to an American classic
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 2 hrs
Course bar foods, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 7 People


  • Charcoal Grill
  • 10" bread pan mold
  • BlueDot Wireless Thermometer
  • Food Processor
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Sheet Pan


  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 carrot peeled
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 poblano pepper
  • 18 oz ground chuck 80/20 fat ratio
  • 18 oz ground sirloin
  • 1 ½ tsp Mortons Kosher Salt
  • 2 tbsp bacon fat or beef tallow
  • 6 oz H-E-B brand garlic flavored croutons
  • 1 XL Lg. egg
  • 1 Bottle Texas Tang BBQ Sauce


  • Directions
    Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Roast poblano peppers and red pepper on grill till the skin is blistered. Once removed from the grill and cool to the touch, use the flat edge of a knife and scrape the blistered parts off exposing the tender flesh.  Add this to a food processor bowl. 
    Roasted poblano pepper
  • Now add croutons, black pepper, cayenne pepper, chili powder, thyme, onion, carrot and garlic. Pulse until the mixture is of a fine texture, but not pureed. Combine the veggie/bread crumb mixture, ground sirloin, and ground chuck. Add the egg and combine thoroughly, but avoid squeezing and working the meat too much.  
    Food processor image of veggies
  • Pack this mixture into a 10-inch loaf pan to mold the shape of the meatloaf. Onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, turn the meatloaf out of the pan onto the center of the tray. Grab a silicon basting brush and generously apply 1/2 bottle of Texas Tang BBQ Sauce to meatloaf. 
    basting texas tang bbq sauce on meatloaf
  • Insert a temperature probe at a 45 degree angle into the top of the meatloaf. We like to use a BlueDot Wireless from Thermoworks. 
  • Avoid touching the bottom of the tray with the probe so you get a true reading in the center of the loaf. Set the probe for 155 degrees. Allow to rest for 15 minutes before serving. 
  • Enjoy with mashed potatoes for a true comfort food experience.
    meatloaf and mashed potatoes


Serving: 6oz
Keyword BBQ MeatLoaf Recipe, Best MeatLoaf Glaze, Comfort Food, Poblano MeatLoaf Recipe
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