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Cajun Meatloaf

This recipe for Cajun Meatloaf;  isn’t mom’s plain old meatloaf folks; this meatloaf is pure Cajun Mom’s comfort food kicked up several notches with Cajun Seasoning, cayenne pepper, Crystal hot sauce, a Holy Cajun Trinity, finely chopped carrots, all mixed in with lean ground beef and quality ground pork, glazed to perfection with spicy ketchup then baked in a 350-degree oven till perfectly done.

I was never a big fan of meatloaf when I was a child; too blah and boring, I guess. Don’t get me wrong; people rant and rave over my mom’s meatloaf. I just like a little more spice in my food. I want flavor, I want a kick, I want perfection when it comes to my favorite comfort foods.

 

This recipe for Cajun Meatloaf;  isn't mom's plain old meatloaf folks, this meatloaf is pure Cajun Mom's comfort food kicked up several notches with Cajun Seasoning, cayenne pepper, Crystal hot sauce, a Holy Cajun Trinity, finely chopped carrots, all mixed in with lean ground beef and quality ground pork, glazed to perfection with spicy ketchup then baked in a 350 degree oven till perfectly done.I think a good comfort food dinner should be inspiring, fun, and delicious, all wrapped into one. So, after messing around with mom’s meatloaf and incorporating some Cajun goodness, I finally achieved the meatloaf I never had as a child “Cajun Meatloaf,” and man, was it awesome!

 

 

 

This recipe for Cajun Meatloaf;  isn't mom's plain old meatloaf folks, this meatloaf is pure Cajun Mom's comfort food kicked up several notches with Cajun Seasoning, cayenne pepper, Crystal hot sauce, a Holy Cajun Trinity, finely chopped carrots, all mixed in with lean ground beef and quality ground pork, glazed to perfection with spicy ketchup then baked in a 350 degree oven till perfectly done.Below you will find my simple to follow step by step recipe for my favorite comfort food, a Cajun Meatloaf recipe that will kick your ordinary dinners with a little Cajun inspiration and love. Serve topped with Mashed potatoes or rice, top with Cajun Gravy for a fantastic Cajun Comfort Food experience tonight.

 

 

 

 

 

Cajun Meatloaf 

  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of Cajun Seasoning
  • 1/2 of a teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 of a teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • a dash of cayenne pepper
  • kosher salt to own taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to own taste
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 of a cup of minced celery
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup of minced onions
  • 1/4 of a cup finely chopped carrots
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Crystal hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 of a cup of evaporated  milk
  • 1 and 1/2 pounds of lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound of  quality ground pork
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Spicy ketchup to glaze Cajun Meatloaf
  • 1 recipe for Cajun Gravy

 

 

 

 

This recipe for Cajun Meatloaf;  isn't mom's plain old meatloaf folks, this meatloaf is pure Cajun Mom's comfort food kicked up several notches with Cajun Seasoning, cayenne pepper, Crystal hot sauce, a Holy Cajun Trinity, finely chopped carrots, all mixed in with lean ground beef and quality ground pork, glazed to perfection with spicy ketchup then baked in a 350 degree oven till perfectly done.
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Cajun Meatloaf

This recipe for Cajun Meatloaf; isn’t mom’s plain old meatloaf folks, this meatloaf is pure Cajun Mom’s comfort food kicked up several notches with Cajun Seasoning, cayenne pepper, Crystal hot sauce, a Holy Cajun Trinity, finely chopped carrots all mixed in with lean ground beef and quality ground pork, glazed to perfection with spicy ketchup then baked in a 350 degree oven till perfectly done.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Cajun
Keyword: Beef, Cajun, Meatloaf, Pork
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 306kcal
Author: hmccallum

Ingredients

  • Cajun Meatloaf
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Cajun Seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • kosher salt, to own taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to own taste
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ cup minced celery
  • ½ cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • ¼ cup minced onions
  • ¼ cup finely chopped carrots
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Crystal hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound quality ground pork
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Spicy ketchup to glaze Cajun Meatloaf
  • 1 recipe Cajun Gravy see link in blog post

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Combine Cajun seasoning, ground cumin, nutmeg, dried thyme, dried oregano, a dash of cayenne pepper, kosher salt, freshly ground pepper in a small glass bowl.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon of real unsalted butter in a cast iron skillet or metal frying pan.
  • Add the minced celery, finely chopped red bell pepper, minced onions, finely chopped carrots, minced garlic, Crystal hot sauce, Worcestershire and seasoning mix from above.
  • Saute the veggies about 4 minutes in the cast iron skillet.
  • Stir in the evaporated milk with the veggie mixture.Continue cooking for about 1- 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the cast iron skillet from the heat source and allow sautéed veggies evaporated milk to become close to room temperature.
  • Once veggies have become almost room temperature, place the ground beef, pork, eggs, cooked veggies and seasoned bread crumbs in a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients thoroughly.
  • Work and shape the mixture into a large loaf, place in metal baking dish.
  • Glaze the top of Cajun Meatloaf with a spicy ketchup.
  • Bake Cajun Meatloaf uncovered at 350 degrees for about 1 hour and 10 minutes or till done.
  • Serve topped with Cajun gravy and choice side dish.

Nutrition

Serving: 01 | Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 414mg | Potassium: 571mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1786IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 4mg

 

 

 

 

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This recipe for Cajun Meatloaf;  isn't mom's plain old meatloaf folks, this meatloaf is pure Cajun Mom's comfort food kicked up several notches with Cajun Seasoning, cayenne pepper, Crystal hot sauce, a Holy Cajun Trinity, finely chopped carrots, all mixed in with lean ground beef and quality ground pork, glazed to perfection with spicy ketchup then baked in a 350 degree oven till perfectly done.

 

 

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Linda Shapiro
    October 13, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    My family adores meatloaf and I bet they will love your Cajun twist! Hope you are doing well my friend! xoxo

  • Reply
    Jillian Wade (@FoodFolksandFun)
    September 22, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    My family would love this meatloaf!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      September 29, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      OMG, it was to die for Jillian! Let me know if you make it.
      XoXo
      Heidy

  • Reply
    Meggan Hill (@MegganHill)
    September 20, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Oh man, I’m such a meatloaf lover! Your version is awesome, I love the idea of kicked-up flavors! I just want to eat that whole plate you have pictured above. Looks amazing.

  • Reply
    Mary La Fornara (@itsaboutpretty)
    September 20, 2015 at 12:35 am

    This meatloaf looks and sounds amazing!

  • Reply
    KC Kahn the Kitchen Chopper
    September 18, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    I think the cajun spin on meatloaf is genius. I would love to have this on my dinner table. YUM.

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      September 18, 2015 at 12:31 pm

      Thanks KC, it us super awesome! I made 2, they vanished lol!!
      Hugs
      H

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