Good morning and happy monday. Things have been very crazy around here lately with sports, work and an upcoming graduation. A rainy sunday yesterday led to cancelled games and allowed me to get some meal preparation done for the week.
I have seen many variations of mexican meatloaf on various websites and decided to experiment with a version that my family would like.
Having dinner done before the day starts takes a lot of pressure off the 5-8pm time frame in our house and allows the boys to re-heat, eat and run back out the door.
(you can pick and choose the type of ground meat that fits your needs and taste)
1 pound lean ground beef and 1 pound ground chicken
1/2 cup salsa (additional needed if you want to serve with salsa)
2 tbl taco seasoning (adjust to how spicy your family likes things), 1 tsp cumin
1 egg (whisk prior to adding to mixture)
1/2 cup shredded lite mexican cheese (additional cheese needed if you want to melt on top of loaf)
3/4-1 cup crushed tortilla chips
Additional add-ins depending on what you like in meatloaf - chopped onion/green pepper, cilantro, mexican corn, black beans)
In a large bowl mix the chicken and beef together until evenly dispersed
Mix in egg
Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
I find the only way to get a good mix is to use my hands
This makes one very large meatloaf or 2 medium-sized loaves. Depending on size, prep loaf pan/s with non-stick spray or a smear of olive oil.
Bake in 350 degree oven about 1 hour - time will depend on what size pan you use.
Sprinkle additional shredded cheese on top of the loaf for the last 5 minutes of cooking
Serve with additional salsa, cheese, low-fat sour cream and guacamole
My family will be having this tonight but taste testing by Hubby and son # 4 gave 2 big thumbs up!
Enjoy - Noreen