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Mexican Meatloaf

I had a lifelong aversion to meatloaf up until the past couple years. My mom used to make it when I was younger and I hated it. Actually, I hated most foods being the picky kid I was, but meatloaf I loathed. Even the name sounded gross to me.

A few years back, John asked why I never made meatloaf for supper. He had grown up on his mom’s meatloaf too, but had the opposite experience. He loved meatloaf and wanted it to be a part of our regular meal plan.

The first meatloaf I made I used regular store brand ketchup. I was not a fan. John was in heaven though.

The second time around I changed up some ingredients and omitted the ketchup. Instead I used salsa and made it a Mexican style meatloaf! Crushed tortilla chips, taco seasoning and salsa gave it the spicy Mexican flavour that I love in other foods. It turned out fabulous! I ended up eating more than John, which isn’t easy to do.

Mexican Meatloaf - A spicy twist on a classic recipe! This Mexican Meatloaf is packed with beef, cheese, seasonings, chilies and salsa. The results is a mouthwatering meal!

I also added shredded cheddar cheese in the loaf itself to add some extra flavour. The topping is simple: salsa and green onions. I wanted to avoid the sugar laden sauce that normally goes on meatloaf.

Mexican Meatloaf - A spicy twist on a classic recipe! This Mexican Meatloaf is packed with beef, cheese, seasonings, chilies and salsa. The results is a mouthwatering meal!

 

Mexican Meatloaf
Author: Simply Stacie
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 lb extra lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cup crushed tortillas
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2/3 cup salsa + 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 can green chilies (127ml)
  • 3 green onions, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, add ground beef, tortillas, cheese, 2/3 cup salsa, eggs, taco seasoning and green chilies. With your clean hands, combine the mixture until everything is mixed together well.
  3. Add meat to a loaf pan. Place on a baking sheet and put in the oven for 1 to 1 hour 10 minutes, or until meat is cooked. Use a meat thermometer to check.
  4. Remove from oven and let cook for a few minutes before flipping over onto a serving platter. Spread 1/2 cup salsa and green onions on top. Serve hot.

Mexican Meatloaf - A spicy twist on a classic recipe! This Mexican Meatloaf is packed with beef, cheese, seasonings, chilies and salsa. The results is a mouthwatering meal!

This meatloaf is moist, a wee bit spicy and is easy to make. The only thing is that ground beef prices are so high these days so I can’t make it as often as I’d like. Ground chicken can be used as a replacement though.

I like to remove my meatloaf from the loaf pan for serving. I find it’s way easier to cut into slices on a serving platter vs. trying to maneuver a knife in a loaf pan.

Mexican Meatloaf - A spicy twist on a classic recipe! This Mexican Meatloaf is packed with beef, cheese, seasonings, chilies and salsa. The results is a mouthwatering meal!

So here it is everyone: the meatloaf recipe that made me like meatloaf again. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do!

What do you put in your meatloaf?

Mexican Meatloaf - A spicy twist on a classic recipe! This Mexican Meatloaf is packed with beef, cheese, seasonings, chilies and salsa. The results is a mouthwatering meal!

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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