MEXICAN MEATLOAF

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Mexican meatloaf recipe is a great comfort food recipe.

Mexican meatloaf

This Mexican meatloaf is a very versatile recipe as you can add or subtract ingredients you like or don’t like.  You could make half this recipe if you want since this makes a lot.  It keeps well for several days in the fridge and makes good sandwiches cold or can be reheated in the oven or microwave.  Try it with the spices you like if you don’t like the ones in the original recipe I have prepared here.  Make it as hot or mild as you like by adjusting the ingredients, too.

Ingredients for Mexican meatloaf:

2 pounds ground beef

2 teaspoons minced garlic

2 teaspoons dried cilantro leaves

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon salt

Dash hot pepper sauce or Tabasco (optional)

1 tablespoon taco seasoning (I used my recipe for homemade taco seasoning)

1/2 cup chopped green onion or regular onion

1/2 cup chopped red or green sweet peppers

1 cup frozen corn

2 (10 ounce) cans Rotel tomatoes with green chilis (well drained)

1 egg

2 cups crushed tortilla chips or corn chips, divided (I used tostado chips)

Topping for Mexican meatloaf:

1/2 cup salsa

1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips

1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese (I used a Finely Shredded Fiesta Blend that is a combination of Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Queso Quesadilla and Asadero Cheese that came from Walmart)

Mix together in a large mixing bowl the ground beef with the minced garlic, cilantro, pepper, salt, hot sauce and taco seasoning.  Fold in the onions, peppers, corn, drained tomatoes, egg and 1 1/2 cups of the crushed tortilla chips.  Form into a loaf and place in baking dish (I used a 9 x 13).  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven, uncovered, for 30 minutes.  Remove and add the salsa, crushed tortilla chips and cheese to the top of the meatloaf.  Raise the oven heat to 375 and bake for 35 more minutes uncovered.  Makes 8 to 10 servings.  Enjoy.

Note:  You could add a dollop of sour cream to cooked meatloaf slices along with more salsa when serving.

Mexican meatloaf

Mexican Meatloaf
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 

This Mexican Meatloaf is the perfect twist on a classic. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Mexican Meatloaf
Servings: 10
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Dash hot pepper sauce or Tabasco optional
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning I used my recipe for homemade taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion or regular onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped red or green sweet peppers
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 10 ounce cans Rotel tomatoes with green chilis (well drained)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups crushed tortilla chips or corn chips divided (I used tostado chips)
Topping for Mexican meatloaf:
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese I used a Finely Shredded Fiesta Blend that is a combination of Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Queso Quesadilla and Asadero Cheese that came from Walmart
Instructions
  1. Mix together in a large mixing bowl the ground beef with the minced garlic, cilantro, pepper, salt, hot sauce and taco seasoning.
  2. Fold in the onions, peppers, corn, drained tomatoes, egg and 1 1/2 cups of the crushed tortilla chips.
  3. Form into a loaf and place in baking dish (I used a 9 x 13).  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven, uncovered, for 30 minutes.  Remove and add the salsa, crushed tortilla chips and cheese to the top of the meatloaf.  Raise the oven heat to 375 and bake for 35 more minutes uncovered.  Makes 8 to 10 servings.
Recipe Notes

You could add a dollop of sour cream to cooked meatloaf slices along with more salsa when serving.

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