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Sometimes meatloaf doesn't sound appealing or appetizing to many people.

However, adding green chili may spark the interest of many people who never thought to try it.

Ingredients:

1 pound ground chicken (or ground turkey)
2 eggs
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 can (10 oz.) cream of chicken soup
1 cup chopped hatch or anaheim green chili peppers
1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
1/2 cup black beans
1/2 cup corn
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
2 cloves garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper (or to taste)
Salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions:

Preheat Oven 400 degrees.

Grease a 9 inch x 5 inch pan with butter.

Whisk 2 eggs and 3/4th of the cream of chicken soup in a bowl, then add oats, let sit 5 minutes.

In a separate bowl combine 3/4th cup green chilies, onions, black beans, corn, and cilantro.

To the cream of chicken bowl: Add ground chicken, salt and black pepper to taste, cayenne pepper and garlic. Mix well with your hands. Add the separate bowl (green chili etc. mixture) and mix well with your hands.

Form mixture into 9 inch x 5 inch pan. Spread the remaining cream of chicken soup over the top (and/or ketchup, to taste) Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup green chilies on top. Cover with foil and bake for the first 45 minutes and then uncover and bake until completely cooked.

Bake for 50-55 minutes.

Side note: I usually use canned black beans, and corn, so I had lots left over. So as a side dish, I combined the black beans, and corn. More chopped onions, green chilies  and cilantro. Then mixed in Pico de Gallo, salt and black pepper to taste. Squeeze lime juice over top. It was delish!

Do YOU have a recipe that involves green chilies and is perfect as a dinner dish? Comment below!

Rachel Specht contributed to this post