- 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
- Salsa, optional
- In a bowl, combine the first 12 ingredients. Add beef and mix well. Press into a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 1 hour or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°.
- Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Drizzle with salsa if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Reviews forSouth-Of-The-Border Meat Loaf
"My girls really liked this recipe. They were finished before I was....which NEVER happens."
"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?"