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Family Favorite Taco Meat Loaf Recipe

Family Favorite Taco Meat Loaf Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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