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Mexican Meatloaf Recipe

"Being a working mother with a small budget and little time, I make a lot of dishes using ground beef," explains Alice McCauley of Beaumont, Texas. "When our son complained about having meat loaf again, I came up with this taco-seasoned version. The whole family loves it served with sour cream and extra salsa."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 65 min. + standing YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable soup mix
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the hash browns, salsa, egg, soup mix, taco seasoning and 1 cup cheese. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into a 12-in. loaf. Place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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