Tortilla-Salsa Meat Loaf Recipe
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Tortilla-Salsa Meat Loaf Recipe

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I’m asked to make this recipe at least once a month during the winter, especially for birthday dinners. My guests like it with braised asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 slices day-old white bread
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup each chopped green pepper, onion and celery
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 315 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 129mg cholesterol, 319mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. Place bread in an ungreased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, salsa, tortilla chips, green pepper, onion, celery, jalapeno, garlic, pepper, Italian seasoning and seasoned salt. Crumble beef and pork over mixture and mix well. Pat into prepared pan.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until a thermometer reads 160°. Invert meat loaf onto a serving platter; discard bread. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Tortilla-Salsa Meat Loaf in Taste of Home October/November 2006, p31

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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beverly bate User ID: 1775361 208304
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2009

"I made more mixture than would fit in my pan, so I added a bit more tortilla chips to mixture and made burgers the next day. really good."

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