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Mexican Meat Loaf

"I love to experiment with all kinds of recipes," relates Debra Jane Webb of Muskogee, Oklahoma. A dash of chili powder gives her meat loaf fun Mexican flavor that's complemented by zesty picante sauce poured over the top.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) picante sauce


  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Add beef and mix well. Pat into a greased 8x4-in. loaf pan.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or a thermometer reaches 160°. Top with warm picante sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 280 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 144mg cholesterol, 689mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 26g protein.

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  • gunslinger
    Mar 28, 2017

    Had this for dinner tonight and we really enjoyed it. Changes I made were, decreased the milk to 1/2 cup,& added some pepper jack cheese on top when it was done and put in the oven just long enough to melt.

  • dirtyz
    Jul 20, 2014

    I added 1 cup of shredded cheese mixed in for added taste and texture. It did take longer than the original recipe. And added picante on top before cooking. Next time will cook at 375.

  • bjsilve0
    Feb 27, 2013

    I followed the recipe exactly as written. We found the texture to me mushy compared to a traditional meat loaf and a traditional meat loaf is more flavorful in our opinion.

  • tramar
    Sep 15, 2012

    I used ground turkey and crushed tortilla chips instead of the bread crumbs and omitted the salt & pepper.Taco seasoning replaced the chili powder and I added a can of mild green chiles as well.

  • ChariseMichelle
    Apr 5, 2012

    My family loves this meatloaf recipe! Thank you for sharing!

  • lurky27
    May 11, 2010

    This is very simple and tasty. It took a little longer to bake than the recipe indicated, but overall this is a very good recipe.