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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mexican Meatloaf

I was looking for something different to do with a meatloaf. I had 1 pound ground beef , 1/2 cup salsa, 1 tsp. chili powder, 1 tsp. cumin, 1/2 tsp. pepper, 1 egg, 1 cup soft bread crumbs, 1/2 cup ketchup. I mixed it all up and shaped it like a cactus, baked at 350 for 40 minutes then I poured 1/2 cup salsa over the top and 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese and 1/2 crushed tortillas and baked for 10 more minutes. It was really good. I got creative with the toppings so it looked fun. My family liked it although my picky husband wanted more spices. I might try that next time.

Do you have any interesting meatloaf recipes??

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SquirrelQueen said...

That is very similiar to a meatloaf recipe I use except for the toppings, I will have to try those the next time. I never thought about tortillas. My picky husband also like more spice so sometimes I use hot salsa.

SquirrelQueen said...

I meant to say thank you for following my blog, I got distracted by the recipes.

Michelle said...

I may have to try your meatloaf recipe sometime. I've been avoiding sugar and bread for a few months, so I'd have to use a substitute for the breadcrumbs and tortillas. It sounds delicious!

I have a meatloaf variation that I "borrowed" from an old friend! lol

Basically, it's a stuffed meatloaf. You can prepare the beef, seasonings and what not, any way you prefer. Add about half of the beef mixture into the loaf pan, then, top with a layer of frozen broccoli and shredded cheese. I'm sure fresh, chopped broccoli would work as well. I leave a border around the beef, about a 1/2 inch or so, free of the broccoli and cheese so that when I add the remaining beef mixture on top, it will form a seal, preventing the cheese from oozing out of the sides of the loaf.

It's really tasty, but, I find that I have to tip the pan and drain some of the oil before serving. I should probably try using a low-fat cheese in that recipe . =)