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Cajun meatloaf

Cajun Meatloaf

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 707kcal



  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and prep an aluminum-foil-lined baking dish for the meatloaf.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter then add the bell pepper, yellow onion, celery, and garlic. Sauté the mic for 3 to 4 minutes, until the onions are translucent.
  • Add the Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, sea salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, Cajun seasoning, and nutmeg to the mix. Stir to combine.
  • Add 1/2 cup of ketchup to the mix. Stir to combine and slightly heat (approximately 1 minute).
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the sauce to cool for 5 minutes. Once cool, add the breadcrumbs and stir until the mix forms a paste.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, beat the eggs then add the milk. Stir well.
  • Add the ground pork and beef to the beaten eggs and knead the pork and beef to combine all ingredients.
  • Add the vegetable mix to the meat and continue kneading to combine all ingredients.
  • Transfer the meat to the foil-lined baking dish and evenly spread the meat into loaf form.
  • Combine the remaining 3/4 cup of ketchup with 1 tablespoon of honey. Stir well, then evenly spread the ketchup over the top of the meatloaf.
  • Bake the meatloaf for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the meat is thoroughly cooked.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the meatloaf to cool for 5 minutes, then remove from the baking dish, slice, and serve.


Want it spicier? Start with 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne extra in the meatloaf. You can also add a small amount of cayenne (a pinch or two) to the ketchup that tops the meatloaf. 


Calories: 707kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 204mg | Sodium: 1614mg | Potassium: 911mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 2280IU | Vitamin C: 63.5mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 4.7mg