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Taco Meat Loaves

We live in Texas and love the Southwest style of cooking. This recipe spices up plain ol’ meat loaf so it tastes like a filling for tacos. —Susan Garoutte, Georgetown, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
  • Makes
    2 meat loaves (6 servings each)


  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups picante sauce, divided
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (2-1/4 ounces each) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Additional picante sauce, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, 1/2 cup picante sauce, beans, corn, onion, olives, bread crumbs, taco seasoning, cumin and chili powder. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  • Pat into two ungreased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°.
  • Spoon remaining picante sauce over each meat loaf; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with additional picante sauce if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 354 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 1001mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein.

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  • Tami
    Apr 18, 2020

    Very tasty! Everyone loved it! Nice texture and flavor! I added a touch of salt - not too much as the seasoning portion is vey good. And served with sour cream. Would add some green chilis next time too!

  • Tanya
    Feb 21, 2020

    I am not a big meat loaf fan . My husband is . I found this meat loaf and loved it. It makes 2 bread pan loafs. the flavor with the mexicorn and black olives and The Cheese is Awesome. to me no need to tweek the recipe.

  • JoanieK53
    Feb 7, 2020

    Very good. Omitted beans and the olives (didn't have).

  • menkens
    Sep 30, 2017

    I am not rating because of the changes I made -- but in my humble opinion there is not enough meat in this to make 2 full 9x5 loaf pans to feed 6 each! I added 3 more pounds and it was a good ratio with the veggies for our taste. I used my mini-muffin pans (48 total) and got 2 other 5-3/4x3 loaf pans. We will make again... I substituted black beans for the kidney since using mini-muffin pans. Enjoy!

  • 2124arizona
    Jul 8, 2017

    These loaves are my son's favorite meat loaf!! He loves the cheese on top! This is a favorite!!

  • cpfd209
    Feb 28, 2015

    I've made this at work for the guys in my fire station. Its now a regular..

  • maryHodges
    Nov 6, 2011

    I've made this several times now. We love the flavor. However, we find it crumbles easily instead of holding together in nice slices. So, I usually will serve this with Mexican rice, tortilla chips, salsa, lettuce, etc. and we eat it as nachos. I love that I have an extra to freeze, as well.

  • daveramseysays
    Nov 1, 2011

    Even my kids liked it!

  • BakinGymnast
    Jan 17, 2011

    Tasted just like tacos. Very good.

  • kybaker
    Sep 29, 2010

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