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Tortilla-Salsa Meat Loaf

 Tortilla-Salsa Meat Loaf
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.
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Tortilla-Salsa Meat Loaf (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 315 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 129 mg cholesterol, 319 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.