Tex-Mex Meat Loaf Recipe

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This specially seasoned meat loaf tastes just like a taco. The recipe was given to me by a friend who was a terrific cook. I usually pair it with my best homemade corn bread. - Kathleen Lerum, Arlington, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce, divided
  • 1/3 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 pound ground beef

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 292 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 1352mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of tomato sauce, chips, onion, green pepper and taco seasoning. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Pat into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until the meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°; drain. Heat the remaining tomato sauce. Slice meat loaf; top with tomato sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Put leftover slices of Tex-Mex Meat Loaf on flour tortillas; top with cheese, tomatoes, lettuce or any other taco toppings. Roll up and dip in salsa or sour cream.
Originally published as Tex-Mex Meat Loaf in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p52

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 261448
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2017

"Excellent taste, my husband loved it. I added 1 Tbs. chopped chile peppers because he likes spicy foods. This recipe is a keeper -- easy, fast and delicious!"

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