Family Favorite Taco Meat Loaf Recipe
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Family Favorite Taco Meat Loaf Recipe

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Our children think there are three basic food groups—pizza, tacos and burgers! They like to doctor up slices of this specially seasoned meat loaf with their favorite taco toppings. —Diane Essinger, Findlay, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup salsa
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, salsa, shredded cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce, sliced ripe olives

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 279 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 414mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Pat into a 3-qt. slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until no pink remains and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Top with sour cream, salsa, cheese, lettuce and olives if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Taco Meat Loaf in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p62

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Jan. 26, 2016

"This was a huge twist to Taco Tuesday at our home! My father is not a fan of tacos, but loves meatloaf, so when I made this he enjoyed it so much he asked for seconds! Very creative! The only thing I did different was to add a chopped onion to the mix. Will definitely fix this more often!"

Reviewed Apr. 15, 2015

"The concept seemed good, but didn't go over in my house."

Reviewed Mar. 6, 2015

"I liked it very much. My husband felt it could be more moist. I uses 90% lean hamburger. Maybe I should get hamburger with a little more fat next time. It has a wonderful flavor"

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2015

"This is a great twist on meatloaf! I made into smaller "slider" patties. Delicious!"

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2015

"Punky 4640 How long do you bake it. Thanks"

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