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Taco Meat Loaves Recipe

Taco Meat Loaves Recipe

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 YIELD:12 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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°.
  • 3. 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. Yield: 2 meat loaves (6 servings each).

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 269170
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2017

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

cpfd209 User ID: 1473456 221592
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

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

maryHodges User ID: 3263641 160230
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2560101 93082
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"Even my kids liked it!"

BakinGymnast User ID: 5767825 145848
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"Tasted just like tacos. Very good."

milette User ID: 4556946 166568
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2009

"I love anything Mexican so this was AWESOME! I don't care for olives or corn so I didn't add them in. Added more salsa on top and sour cream with a baked potato on the side and it was the best meal!"

dgr49c User ID: 3365822 160214
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2009

"You can make it quicker by making mini meatloafs in muffin tins. Cooks really quickly (done in like 30 min)."

laura20 User ID: 2525798 145021
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2009

"This is an absolute keeper! My teenage sons love it and my husband never wants "regular" meatloaf again."

acavanaugh User ID: 2680043 144770
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2009

"I serve mashed potatoes and green beans with it..not very Mexican, but seems like something green should be on the plate!!"

tkmaples User ID: 2584408 145016
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2009

"Wow!!! Actually had to put a stop to third/fourth helpings from my children. They told me this was definetly a repeatable meal. Great recipe and easy to make. Thanks!"

Tiggerr User ID: 3350282 208306
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2008

"My family loves this meatloaf..I am just having a hard time figuring out what to make with it...."

ArmyGirl User ID: 1072714 144768
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2008

"I used Nacho Cheese chips i place of the bread crumbs and it came out perfect. I froze the second loaf for a quick-fix meal when time was tight. Family gave it two thumbs up!"

Souchef User ID: 348085 208305
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2007

"I placed it in my recipe box to try, it really sounds good. We love the Southwest style of cooking also!!


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