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Tamale Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours


8-10 servings

If you like Southwest-style food, then perhaps you'll enjoy this zesty meat loaf. I've made it for large groups and have received many compliments.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Taco sauce, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, cook beef, celery, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, cornmeal, corn, olives, eggs, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  2. Pour into a well-greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/2 hours until a thermometer reaches 160°. Serve with taco sauce if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 215 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 854mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 13g protein.

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