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Tortilla-Salsa Meat Loaf

I’m asked to make this recipe at least once a month during the winter, especially for birthday dinners. My guests like it with braised asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 slices day-old white bread
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup each chopped green pepper, onion and celery
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork

Directions

  • Place bread in an ungreased 9x5-in. loaf pan; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, salsa, tortilla chips, green pepper, onion, celery, jalapeno, garlic, pepper, Italian seasoning and seasoned salt. Crumble beef and pork over mixture and mix well. Pat into prepared pan.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until a thermometer reads 160°. Invert meat loaf onto a serving platter; discard bread. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 315 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 129mg cholesterol, 319mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein.

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