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Slow-Cooked Taco Meat Loaf Recipe

Slow-Cooked Taco Meat Loaf Recipe

This meat loaf is a hit with my family. My three sons eat two pieces each, which is incredible, considering that they are very picky toddlers. This Southwest-style meat loaf is topped with a sweet and tangy sauce. —Lacey Kirsch, Thornton, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours + standing YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups crushed tortilla chips
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Louisiana-style hot sauce

Directions

  • 1. Cut four 20-in. x 3-in. strips of heavy-duty foil; crisscross so they resemble spokes of a wheel. Place strips on the bottom and up the sides of a 3-qt. slow cooker. Coat strips with cooking spray.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into a round loaf. Place meat loaf in the center of the strips. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°.
  • 3. Combine the ketchup, brown sugar and hot sauce; pour over meat loaf during the last hour of cooking. Let stand for 10 minutes. Using foil strips as handles, remove the meat loaf to a platter. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 345 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 936mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (12g sugars, trace fiber), 27g protein

Reviews for Slow-Cooked Taco Meat Loaf

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2015

"Totally awesome! Everyone loves it! So easy to make!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2015

"Did not really care for this. A bit too mushy for me."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

"This was delicious. Even my picky son had two heaping helpings! We all loved it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2014

"My husband always groans and rolls his eyes when I say I'm making meatloaf for dinner, but no more! We loved this -- so flavorful! I made it exactly as written, but cut the calories by using 96% lean beef, reduced-fat cheese, and baked tortilla chips. I might add a can of chopped green chilies next time, just for a little extra zip. This will be our go-to meatloaf recipe from now on."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"EASY, GREAT TASTE, even good when it 's cold. This is a KEEPER!!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

"Not a big meatloaf fan until I tried this recipe"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2013

"Leftovers make GREAT Meatloaf Tacos. Just heat up the meatloaf, slice it and place in taco shells. Top with jack cheese, chopped tomatoes, and shredded lettuce. Favorite Salsa on the side. Fantastic!!

CEA"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2013

"VERY GOOD"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"Taste wonderful. I made it a little too sweet. Will cut down on the brown sugar a bit."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2012

"I made the a couple nights ago, my kids don't care for meat loaf but they loved this one. I added some diced Jalepenos for alittle more zip!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2011

"My husband LOVED this meatloaf, even though I made it with ground turkey instead of ground beef. We'll definitely be having this one again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"Family likes this. I bake it in the oven and omit the olives."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2010

"This was sooo good. My family loved it so much we didn't have leftovers."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2010

"There is no way the meat loaf will be done in 3-4 hours. Took 8 hrs."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 16, 2010

"I loved this recipe and my family and friends too. It was a big hit at a family gathering."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2009

"Does the ground beef have to be cooked first?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2009

"I found this to be too dry for my family, not sure if it was the amount of tortilla chips, but I shared with my neighbor and her family loved it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2009

"Great and easy recipe. Instead of alum. foil, I used a slow cooker liner in my small crock pot. It formed very well. I also cut it in half for the 2 of us and it was still quite a bit of meatloaf. I did not have hot sauce so I added some spicy bbq sauce instead and was good for us."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2009

"1 egg = 1/4 cup egg substitute;

2 eggs = 1/2 cup egg substitute"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2009

"I would love to try this recipe but I do not cook with egg substitute. what is the real egg equivalent?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2009

"I add 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning to the glaze and also a packet of each mild and hot sauce. Very good! Thanks."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2009

"The catsup and brown sugar cook up nicely-I add a little taco seasoning instead of the hot sauce, makes a really good "glaze" for the meatloaf."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2009

"I use pizza sauce in my meatloaf"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2009

"I can't imagine adding a brown sugar and catsup sauce on this very savory meatloaf. I think the flavor would clash badly. Maybe just salsa."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2009

"Can't wait to try this one!

Beegoo"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2009

"Wow--this looks great! Can't wait to try it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2009

"What an excellent way to use tortilla chips that have gotten stale. I will use this recipe many times over!! Thanks for sharing!!!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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