Jalapeno Popper Meatloaf

Dish Info

Meatloaf is always a hit at my house. When you combine it with the flavors of one of my favorite appetizers, you have a cheesy dish that will leave your taste buds doing a little happy dance. This Jalapeno Popper Meatloaf is a fun twist on a classic meatloaf that is absolutely magical.


Meat – 2 large eggs – 2 ½ teaspoons unflavored gelatin optional – 2 pounds meatloaf mix or ground beef – ½ cup almond flour – ½ cup finely grated parmesan cheese – 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt – ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper Filling – 8 ounces cream cheese softened – 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese – 4 jalapeños seeded and diced – 2 tablespoons minced onion – 1 teaspoon garlic powder – ½ teaspoon smoked paprika Topping – 8 ounces bacon

– Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. – Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Add the gelatin and whisk to combine and allow to sit for at least 5 minutes

– Add the meat, almond flour, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Combine with your hands. – In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar, jalapeños, minced onion, garlic powder, and smoked paprika.

– Arrange ⅓ of the meat mixture on a roasting pan or parchment-lined baking sheet in a rectangle.

– Spread the cream cheese mixture over the meat, stopping about ½" before the edges.

– Arrange the remaining meat over the cream cheese mixture and down the sides.

– Place the bacon around the meatloaf, allowing the pieces to overlap.

– Bake for 45 minutes. Turn the temperature to broil, and broil until the bacon is crispy.

– Allow to rest for 15 minutes before serving.