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Southwestern Meat Loaf Pie Recipe

My family loves spicy foods, so my files are filled with recipes that call for salsa and cumin. This pie can easily be taken to the harvest fields in summer and fall.—Karen Ann Bland, Gove, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups salsa, divided
  • 1/2 cup finely crushed saltines (about 15 crackers)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • Additional salsa, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, 3/4 cup salsa, cracker crumbs, cumin, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-in. pie plate. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25 minutes; drain.
  • 2. Combine the rice, 1/2 cup cheese and remaining salsa. Spread over meat shell. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • 3. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until heated through. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before cutting. Serve with additional salsa if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 276 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 795 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 21 g protein.

Reviews for Southwestern Meat Loaf Pie

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Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

"This is a very tasty option for somebody who likes "main course pies" with ground beef but prefers rice to pasta!"

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"Excellent!! My whole family loved this! A keeper!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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