Lisa is known in our family to come up with recipes by throwing together ingredients that we all love or that she thinks sound delicious together. This meatloaf recipe, and the sauce (my favorite) are two examples of this. I’d say that she has a 98% success rate (we won’t discuss the birthday cake fiasco!) because usually whatever she makes becomes a favorite of everyone in our family (except that birthday cake). This meatloaf and the sauce (my favorite) are both fan favorites.

Start off by preheating your oven to 350° and grease a 9×8 brownie pan or a loaf pan.


Here’s what you’ll need:

2 pounds of 80/20 hamburger meat
1 1/2 cup of bread crumbs
1/4 cup powdered brown gravy mix
2 tablespoons of salt free table seasoning
1/4 cup pineapple peach chipotle salsa
1/8-1/4 cup of water

Now the Sweet Sauce recipe

Here’s what you’ll need:

1/2 cup of ketchup
1/4-1/3 cup of brown sugar (packed)

Stir until the brown sugar is dissolved and there are no lumps.

Put the hamburger meat in a large bowl and add the dry ingredients, mix well (we use our hands). Then add the salsa and the water and mix well.

Chipotle Meatloaf mix

Once everything is mixed form the meat mixture into a loaf with your hands and bake for one hour.


When there’s 10 minutes left take the meatloaf out of the oven and add half of the sauce recipe to it, place back in the oven.

Serve and enjoy! The other half of the sauce can be added when the meatloaf is done or served to use as a dip for the meatloaf.

 Meatloaf recipe