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Taco Meat Loaves Recipe

Taco Meat Loaves Recipe

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 YIELD:12 servings


  • 3 large 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 beef
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Additional picante sauce, optional


  • 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 9x5-in. loaf pans. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until no pink remains and a 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).

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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"I've made this at work for the guys in my fire station. Its now a regular.."

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."

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"Even my kids liked it!"

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"Tasted just like tacos. Very good."

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!"

Reviewed Jul. 30, 2009

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

Reviewed Mar. 25, 2009

"This is an absolute keeper! My teenage sons love it and my husband never wants "regular" meatloaf again."

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2009

"I serve mashed potatoes and green beans with it..not very Mexican, but seems like something green should be on the plate!!"

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2009

"Wow!!! Actually had to put a stop to third/fourth helpings from my children. They told me this was definetly a repeatable meal. Great recipe and easy to make. Thanks!"

Reviewed Aug. 24, 2008

"My family loves this meatloaf..I am just having a hard time figuring out what to make with it...."

Reviewed Jul. 24, 2008

"I used Nacho Cheese chips i place of the bread crumbs and it came out perfect. I froze the second loaf for a quick-fix meal when time was tight. Family gave it two thumbs up!"

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2007

"I placed it in my recipe box to try, it really sounds good. We love the Southwest style of cooking also!!


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