Mexican Meatloaf

by sunshine on June 25, 2009

My dear friend “Dawsovia” gave me this recipe (you know who you are : )

I grew up not liking meatloaf……AT ALL.  I wouldn’t even touch it becuase it had bell pepper in it (to this day I still will not touch anything that has peppers in it!)  A light bulb went off one day a couple of years ago and I thought, who says peppers HAVE to be in meatloaf?!  I decided to make it my way, and I LOVED it!!  It’s now one of my favorite things to make.  When I know I don’t have much time to cook, I’ll even make mini meatloaves so I can still fit in one of my favorite meals during the week!

I heard my friend talking about this recipe a few days ago and I told her I must have this recipe!  I love all things mexican…and why not put that spin on meatloaf!  Try it….you’ll love it!

Mexican Meatloaf


Printable Version: Mexican Meatloaf


l lb. ground beef
2 large egg whites
1 cup bread crumbs (I like to use crackers or even croutons!)
1 medium chopped white onion
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cumin
4 oz canned diced green chili peppers
8 oz canned red enchilada sauce

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Coat pan with cooking spray.  Mix meat, egg whites, crumbs, onion, chili powder, cumin, chilis, and half of enchilada sauce together.  Shape into oval and place onto pan.  Cook 1 hour.  Top with remaining enchilada sauce and bake for another 5 minutes more.  Slice and serve.
**If you have some cilantro, you can chop a little up and sprinkle on top for a garnish.  You could even top this off with a little shredded cheese (place in the oven for a few minutes to melt cheese)

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Cass, That Old House July 1, 2009 at 2:47 am

This looks great! Meatloaf is a standard here during the winter, but I think jazzing it up like this looks like a terrific idea — love the Mexican touch.
BTW I use raw oatmeal in my meatloaf instead of bread crumbs–works great, and it's whole grain.
Best … Cass


Alex July 10, 2009 at 4:47 am

thanks for posting. looks nice, i would definitely try it.


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