Mexican Meatloaf for a busy Monday – Plan ahead to SAVE TIME!


​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.

MEXICAN MEATLOAF

(you can pick and choose the type of ground meat that fits your needs and taste)

Ingredients:

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

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