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Jalapeno-Cheddar Stuffed Enchilada Turkey Meatloaf

Enchilada turkey meatloaf stuffed with sharp cheddar cheese and jalapenos to make this a deliciously spicy and FUN dinner idea!
Course Dinner, Gluten Free, High Protein
Keyword enchilada turkey meatloaf
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 303 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • For the enchilada sauce:
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • For the meatloaf:
  • 1 pound 94% lean ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 white onion, very finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs (can also use gluten free bread crumbs)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 oz sliced sharp cheddar cheese (or 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese)
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. First make the enchilada sauce by combining all the enchilada sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine turkey, egg, onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, add 2 tablespoons enchilada sauce, cumin, chili powder and salt. Use your hands or a large spoon to mix until well combined. I find that it's much easier to combine the ingredients if you use your hands.
  4. Place half of meat mixture on foil-lined pan and shape into a 10x4 inch rectangle. Top with cheddar evenly, leaving about an 1/2 inch of room on the sides. 
  5. Add jalapeno slices on top of cheddar. Top with the remaining meat mixture, enclosing the cheese completely and sealing the sides/edges together.
  6. Spread half of the enchilada sauce on top of the meat loaf, reserve other half for brushing on when meatloaf is finished baking.
  7. Bake meatloaf for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F. Top with remaining sauce and allow to cool for 5 minutes before cutting into 4 slices. Top with cilantro and serve with sweet potato fries or a side salad.
Nutrition Facts
Jalapeno-Cheddar Stuffed Enchilada Turkey Meatloaf
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 131
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.6g22%
Saturated Fat 5.4g34%
Carbohydrates 15.3g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 31.4g63%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.