Mexican Meat Loaf Recipe
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Mexican Meat Loaf Recipe

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"I love to experiment with all kinds of recipes," relates Debra Jane Webb of Muskogee, Oklahoma. A dash of chili powder gives her meat loaf fun Mexican flavor that's complemented by zesty picante sauce poured over the top.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) picante sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 280 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 144mg cholesterol, 689mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 26g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Add beef and mix well. Pat into a greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or a meat thermometer reaches 160°. Top with warm picante sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Mexican Meat Loaf in Quick Cooking January/February 1999, p57

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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gunslinger User ID: 544392 264022
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2017

"Had this for dinner tonight and we really enjoyed it. Changes I made were, decreased the milk to 1/2 cup,& added some pepper jack cheese on top when it was done and put in the oven just long enough to melt."

dirtyz User ID: 7889215 85068
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

"I added 1 cup of shredded cheese mixed in for added taste and texture. It did take longer than the original recipe. And added picante on top before cooking. Next time will cook at 375."

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 66966
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2013

"I followed the recipe exactly as written. We found the texture to me mushy compared to a traditional meat loaf and a traditional meat loaf is more flavorful in our opinion."

tramar User ID: 1227142 66868
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2012

"I used ground turkey and crushed tortilla chips instead of the bread crumbs and omitted the salt & pepper.

Taco seasoning replaced the chili powder and I added a can of mild green chiles as well."

ChariseMichelle User ID: 6101288 24708
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2012

"My family loves this meatloaf recipe! Thank you for sharing!"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 24939
Reviewed May. 11, 2010

"This is very simple and tasty. It took a little longer to bake than the recipe indicated, but overall this is a very good recipe."

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