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Tex- Mex Meatloaf


One tasty way to spice an an old favorite.

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  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Bake: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes
  • Stand: 10 Minutes
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  • 2 pounds ground round
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed tortilla chips, divided
  • 1 (16-oz.) can chili beans in sauce, undrained
  • 1 (10-oz.) can diced tomatoes with green chiles, drained
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • Torn lettuce leaves
  • Tortilla chips
  • Toppings: sour cream, grated Cheddar cheese, chopped tomatoes, sliced olives, guacamole


Servings 6
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 70mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together ground round, 1 cup crushed tortilla chips, beans, and next 8 ingredients in a large bowl just until combined.

Step 2

Transfer mixture to a lightly greased 9-inch deep-dish pieplate. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Spoon 1/2 cup salsa evenly over meatloaf; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup tortilla chips. Bake 20 to 25 more minutes or until center is no longer pink. Let stand 10 minutes. Cut into wedges. Serve over lettuce with tortilla chips and desired toppings.

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  • Ground meat
  • Coriander, chopped
  • Onions, minced
  • Egg
  • Salt
  • Ground Pepper
  • Cheddar (cube and slice)
  • Canola Oil


Chop coriander and mince onions

Mix the meat, coriander, onions, pepper and salt in a large bowl

With your hands, shape the meat into a large ball

On a clean surface, flatten the ball and place a cube of cheddar on top

Cover the cheese with the edges of the meat, creating a ball again

Place in a pan and let one side simmer in canola oil

Flip the patty and place a slice of cheddar on top

Place the lid on the pan and let cook to desired texture

Put the patty in a bun with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!


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