Chipotle Meatloaf Chili or Chili Sloppy Joes. Put that leftover meatloaf to great use in a quick, easy chili recipe or make fantastic Sloppy Joes.
Here’s another delicious budget stretching recipe that lets nothing go to waste. Our leftover Sweet Onion Glazed Meatloaf was put to tasty use in this quick and easy chili recipe.
It was particularly delicious when served on toasted rolls with mozzarella cheese as some of the best Sloppy Joes we have ever tried.
This recipe works so well that I’d suggest making a larger meatloaf than planned as part of your weekly meal plan. Just so you can enjoy this great chili a day or two later.
The sloppy Joes option is a great way to get yet another meal from your meatloaf dinner. In either case, I sometimes freeze leftover meatloaf if not using it right away.
Once thawed, it is easy to dice and use in this terrific chili recipe any time you like.
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Chipote Meatloaf Chili or Chili Sloppy Joes
Put that leftover meatloaf to great use in a quick and easy chili recipe that also makes fantastic Sloppy Joes.
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 1 medium red onion or two large shallots
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1 1/2 cups canned kidney beans, rinsed
- 4 cups crushed tomatoes
- 1 diced red bell pepper
- 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen sweet corn
- 1 minced jalapeño pepper, optional
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 3 tablespoons molasses or 4 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground chipotle powder
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 pounds leftover meatloaf, diced
- In a large pot heat the olive oil over medium heat.
- Add the garlic and onions (or shallots)
- Cook for only a couple of minutes until the onions begin to soften.
- Add the tomato sauce, kidney beans, crushed tomatoes, bell pepper, sweet corn, jalapeño pepper, cumin, chili powder, molasses, chipotle powder, black pepper and salt.
- Simmer very gently over low heat for about 45 minutes stirring occasionally.
- Add the diced leftover meatloaf and sSimmer for another 10 to 15 minutes before serving. Serve alone or with tortilla chips and garnishes of grated cheddar cheese, sour cream and lime guacamole.
- For Sloppy Joes, serve on toasted burger or sub rolls with grated mozzarella or cheddar cheese.
Serving Size6 servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 454Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 76mgSodium 1591mgCarbohydrates 60gFiber 9gSugar 33gProtein 25g
The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.
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Having been a single mom of 4 special needs kids leftovers were important. My many different meatloaf flavors were a bigger hit when transformed. Instead of poor mans pie we added fried potatoe patties w/cheese on top. Chili, sloppy joes, wet burritos etc. Meatloaf is a favorite and leftovers great. More foods have potentials for for further rehab to great meals. It saved me a fortune. Pasta sauce was a biggie too.
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I made this meatloaf tonight and it was delicious. I used 2 jalapeños because I have an abundance right now in the garden and we like spicy recipes. I am not a chili lover but my other half is. However, that being said, I really liked the balance of flavours, enjoyed my bowl immensely with some sweet corn bread, and will definitely make it again.
Thursday 4th of April 2019
There is no such thing as leftover meatloaf in my house, but I would make extra meatloaf to try this delicious looking recipe. Thank you.