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Tex-Mex Meat Loaf Recipe

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 YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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 turkey or beef
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Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 292 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 1,352 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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