Tex-Mex Meatloaf

Cilantro and jalapeño peppers provide a little spice to this meatloaf while also adding a lot of flavor. Serve this well-seasoned meatloaf with rice or mashed potatoes for a delicious family dinner.

INGREDIENTS

2 eggs, beaten

1 + 1/2 pounds ground beef (85% lean)

1 cup salsa (preferably one with green peppers in it)

1/3 cup diced yellow onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs

1 teaspoon Worcestershire

1 + 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

2 teaspoons chile powder

1 teaspoon oregano, crushed between fingertips (preferably Mexican)

salt and fresh black pepper

Topping:

1/4 cup ketchup or hot sauce

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking pan with foil and spray with non-stick spray.

In a large mixing bowl with a fork whisk the eggs together. Add the rest of the ingredients except the ketchup including 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Combine with a fork until well mixed. If it seems too wet add another tablespoon or two of bread crumbs.

Dump it out into the pan and form it into a loaf. Coat it all over with the ketchup or hot sauce.

Bake 45 – 50 minutes or until cooked through in the center. Let sit five minutes before slicing.

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Tex-Mex Meatloaf

Cilantro and jalapeño peppers provide a little spice to this meatloaf while also adding a lot of flavor. Serve this well-seasoned meatloaf with rice or mashed potatoes for a delicious family dinner.

  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 + 1/2 pounds ground beef (85% lean)
  • 1 cup salsa (preferably one with green peppers in it)
  • 1/3 cup diced yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • 1 + 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano (crushed between fingertips (preferably Mexican))
  • salt and fresh black pepper

Topping:

  • 1/4 cup ketchup or hot sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking pan with foil and spray with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl with a fork whisk the eggs together. Add the rest of the ingredients except the ketchup including 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Combine with a fork until well mixed. If it seems too wet add another tablespoon or two of bread crumbs.
  3. Dump it out into the pan and form it into a loaf. Coat it all over with the ketchup or hot sauce.
  4. Bake 45 – 50 minutes or until cooked through in the center. Let sit five minutes before slicing.
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Tex-Mex Meatloaf

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