Bob's Red Pepper Minis Meatloaf

Say goodbye to boring meatloaf and hello to a spicy sensation! Make meatloaf with Crushed Red Pepper Wicked Minis in place of Panko crumbs to add a fiery kick to your dinner table. 



  • 2 pounds ground beef (or a mix of ground beef and pork)
  • 1 cup Crushed Red Pepper Wicked Minis, finely crushed
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • For the glaze:
    • 1/2 cup ketchup
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon mustard


  1. Preheat the Oven: Set your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a loaf pan with parchment paper or lightly grease it.

  2. Mix the Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the ground meat, crushed Red Pepper Wicked Minis, onion, garlic, eggs, milk, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and parsley. Mix everything together until well blended but avoid over-mixing, which can toughen the meat.

  3. Form the Meatloaf: Transfer the meat mixture to the prepared loaf pan, shaping it to form a loaf.

  4. Prepare the Glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and mustard. Spread half of this glaze over the meatloaf before baking.

  5. Bake: Place the meatloaf in the oven and bake for about 1 hour. Halfway through the baking time, apply the remaining glaze over the meatloaf.

  6. Finish Baking: Continue baking until the meatloaf is cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 160°F (71°C).

  7. Rest and Serve: Let the meatloaf rest for 10 minutes before slicing. This allows the juices to redistribute, making the meatloaf moist and flavorful.

Serve this fiery Bob's Red Pepper Minis Meatloaf as a bold centerpiece to any meal, paired with sides of mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. It's a comforting yet exciting dish that brings a delightful kick to the traditional meatloaf, sure to be a hit with those who enjoy a touch of heat in their meals.