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Potato-Topped Chili Meat Loaf

You'll come to rely on this featuring a flavorful meat loaf topped with fluffy mashed potatoes. Add a green salad and you have a complete meal. - Judy Martinez, Weverville, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/3 cup crushed saltines (about 10 crackers)
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 3 cups hot mashed potatoes (prepared with milk and butter)
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 to 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend or cheddar cheese


  • In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Crumble beef over the mixture and mix well. Pat into a greased 9-in. square baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°. In a bowl, combine the potatoes, corn and onions; mix well. Spread over meat loaf. Sprinkle with cheese. Broil 6 in. from the heat for 3-5 minutes or until lightly browned.

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