Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Mexican Meatloaf

I love a little spice in my food and meatloaf is no exception. This was a recipe my mom used to make for us when I was in high school. It is pretty tasty and you can make it with turkey or lean beef. It also freezes nicely if you want to make a double batch. 

1. Preheat oven to 375F and grease 9x5 loaf pan. You will need oil, 1 onion, 1 red pepper, minced garlic, 2 lbs ground turkey or beef, 1 14oz can of tomatoes with chilis, bread crumbs, 1 egg, chili powder, oregano, and cumin.

2. Heat oil and cook chopped pepper, onion, and 3T. minced garlic until vegetables are softened. 

3. Mix onion and pepper mixture with half of tomatoes (drained as best you can) with 1 egg, 1/2c. bread crumbs (add 1/4-1/2c. extra bread crumbs if you are using ground turkey), 2t. chili powder, 1t. oregano, and 1/2t. cumin.

 4. Spoon into loaf pan and spread remaining tomatoes over top. Bake for 1 hour or until meat thermometer reads 160F.

I love the flavors in this. It's a great way to switch up traditional meatloaf, too. 

Mexican Meatloaf
8 servings
2T. oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 red pepper, diced
3T. minced garlic
2lbs lean, ground beef or turkey
1 14oz. can diced tomatoes with chilis, drained
1/2c. bread crumbs (or 3/4c. if using ground turkey)
1 egg
2t. chili powder
1t. oregano
1/2t. ground cumin

1. Preheat oven to 375F. Spray 9x5 loaf pan with nonstick spray. 
2. Heat oil in a pan and cook onions, pepper, and garlic until vegetables are softened. 
3. In a large bowl, combine onion mixture, half of tomatoes, and remaining ingredients. Spoon into loaf pan and spoon remaining tomatoes on top.
4. Bake 1 hour of until meat thermometer reads 160F. Let cool in pan 10 minutes before serving.


  1. I love to make everything spicy (and Mexican food!) so this sounds right up my alley! Yum!

  2. I love this take n meatloaf, yum!

  3. We like spice, too! And it's great to sneak the extra veggies (peppers and tomatoes) in. :)

  4. It's a nice switch up, but just as easy and yummy!