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Taco Meat Loaves Recipe
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Taco Meat Loaves Recipe

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We live in Texas and love the Southwest style of cooking. This recipe spices up plain ol’ meat loaf so it tastes like a filling for tacos.—Susan Garoutte, Georgetown, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups picante sauce, divided
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (2-1/4 ounces each) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Additional picante sauce, optional

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, 1/2 cup picante sauce, beans, corn, onion, olives, bread crumbs, taco seasoning, cumin and chili powder. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  2. Pat into two ungreased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until no pink remains and a meat thermometer reads 160°.
  3. Spoon remaining picante sauce over each meat loaf; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with additional picante sauce if desired. Yield: 2 meat loaves (6 servings each).
Originally published as Taco Meat Loaves in Taste of Home October/November 2006, p27

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Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

"I've made this several times now. We love the flavor. However, we find it crumbles easily instead of holding together in nice slices. So, I usually will serve this with Mexican rice, tortilla chips, salsa, lettuce, etc. and we eat it as nachos. I love that I have an extra to freeze, as well."

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Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"Even my kids liked it!"

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Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"Tasted just like tacos. Very good."

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2009

"I love anything Mexican so this was AWESOME! I don't care for olives or corn so I didn't add them in. Added more salsa on top and sour cream with a baked potato on the side and it was the best meal!"

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Reviewed Jul. 30, 2009

"You can make it quicker by making mini meatloafs in muffin tins. Cooks really quickly (done in like 30 min)."

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