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Taco Meat Loaf

"Even your kids will enjoy this tasty meat loaf," promises Cathy Streeter of De Kalb Junction, New York. "I like to serve it with shredded cheese, salsa and sour cream," she adds. You'll like that it's just 77 cents a serving.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 cup crushed saltines (about 30 crackers)
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • Salsa, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and additional olives, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Press into a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/2 hours or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°. Serve with salsa, sour cream, cheese and olives if desired.
Editor's Note: The cost per serving does not include optional ingredients such as garnishes. When there is a choice of two ingredients, the cost is figured with the first one listed.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 272 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 916mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • greengummiebears
    Jan 10, 2015

    This is a favorite supper with my 2 daughters that are picky eaters. We love having all our favorite taco toppings ready to put on top, it's delicious. I have also shared this recipe with coworkers as when it has come to work with me for lunch the smell of it is fantastic. Everyone that I've shared it with LOVES it!!

  • Ashersmom
    Jan 8, 2015

    My family really enjoyed this! Said it was their new favorite meatloaf1

  • kredhead
    Mar 23, 2014

    This has a mild Mexican flavor and tastes good with all the fixings. I like olives, but they overwhelmed the flavor a bit. It just isn't my favorite Mexican style recipe, I'd rather taco meat in a tortilla with all the fixings or homemade quesadillas. Won't be making it again, just personal preference.

  • MamaSuzy
    Jan 10, 2013

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  • 81monica
    Apr 29, 2012

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  • bjsilve0
    Nov 22, 2011

    Great flavor! What a nice change of pace from the usual. I'll be making it again; however, I will leave out the mushrooms. I use them often but in this recipe they tasted rubbery. I was pressed for time; so I made it in the microwave covered with waxed paper and it came out very moist. Who would have thought, a Mexican Meat Loaf?

  • trixiejo302
    Nov 8, 2011

    This meatloaf wasn't very good. It was kind of bland and cooking for an hour and a half, uncovered, dried it out way too much. I probably will not make this again.

  • mrswray
    Jul 26, 2010

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  • aprilzundel
    Feb 19, 2010

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  • donna914
    Jan 6, 2010

    My husband and I throughly enjoyed this meatloaf. Great, mexican flavor. Whips up easy and cooks nicely. Will definitely be making again.