South-Of-The-Border Meat Loaf
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
- 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 4 taco shells, crushed
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
- 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
- 2 egg whites
- 2 tablespoons chopped jalapeno pepper
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
- Salsa, optional
- In a large bowl, combine the first 12 ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Press into a 9x5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 1 hour or until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°.
- Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Drizzle with salsa if desired.
Editor's NoteWear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 253 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 514mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 3g fiber), 26g protein.
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Jul 26, 2012
My girls really liked this recipe. They were finished before I was....which NEVER happens.
Dec 17, 2011
I don't know why this recipe was changed from the original printed in the January 2008 issue. I have the original printout which call for whole eggs and sauteing the vegetables first. Why fix a recipe when it isn't broken?