If you are looking to try something different from your classic meatloaf recipe, this taco meatloaf makes a delicious dinner for any night of the week. This meatloaf combines ground beef, corn chips, salsa, Mexican cheese and various seasoning. The meatloaf is topped in the oven with a mixture of refried beans and salsa. For this recipe it would be a good idea to use lean ground beef so you do not have too much excess fat in the baking dish. The meat mixture should be formed into the bottom of the loaf pan. It may not fit all the way up to the top, depending on the size of the loaf pan you are using. You can make this meatloaf more or less spicy by the heat of the salsa that you use in it. I would highly recommend serving this meatloaf with salsa and sour cream. You can also top it with lettuce, tomato, and green onion if you would prefer. Enjoy. Adapted from Coleen’s Recipes.
1lb lean ground beef
1/2 cup finely crushed corn chips
1 egg (beaten)
3 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
½ cup thick and chunky salsa
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
1 cup refried beans
¼ cup salsa
1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl mix together the ground beef, corn chips, egg, chili powder, cumin, salsa, black pepper, and ½ cup of the shredded cheese. Mix well and form into an oval shape. Place into a lightly greased loaf pan.
Step 2: In a small bowl mix together the refried beans with ¼ cup of salsa. Spread the mixture over the top of the uncooked meatloaf. Place into the oven and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until the meatloaf is fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 160 degrees). During the last few minutes of baking sprinkle 1 cup of Mexican cheese blend over the meatloaf, and return the meatloaf to the oven.
(Makes 4 Servings)