Yes, another taco meat recipe…. and another meatloaf recipe…. can’t help myself…. we all love almost any kind of “Mexican” based foods. This recipe combines the taste of taco meat into a cheesy topped meatloaf! And to make things even better, this recipe makes 2 medium sized meatloaves, so you can have one for dinner the night you make it and freeze the other one for a quick meal another day!
These are the ingredients I used to make the Taco Meatloaf.
In a large bowl, I mixed together the ground beef, chopped onion, minced garlic, panko crumbs, taco seasoning, eggs, cayenne, chili powder and 2 cups of salsa… mixing by fork and by hand to ensure it was very well combined.
I divided the mixture between 2 parchment paper lined loaf pans….
And cooked it at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes.
I drained off any juices then spread the remaining salsa, divided between the two meatloaves, on top and then sprinkled the grated cheese on top of that.
I cooked it for an additional 15 minutes, until the cheese was nice and melted and let it stand 5 minutes before slicing.
I sliced the meatloaf and served it with spagetti noodles with a homemade cheese sauce mixed with about a cup of salsa. The boys really enjoyed the pasta too lol!
- 2 lbs. lean ground beef
- 2 cups salsa
- 1 cup panko
- 1 package taco seasoning
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne
- 2 tsp. minced garlic
- 1 small onion chopped
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup salsa
- 2 cups grated cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 x loaf pans with parchment paper.
- In large bowl, combine ground beef, salsa, panko, taco seasoning, chili powder, cayenne, minced garlic, chopped onion and the 2 eggs, by fork and by hand until it is fully blended.
- Shape into 2 loafs and place in prepared pans.
- Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes and drain off any juices.
- Spread second amount of salsa over each meatloaf and top with grated cheese, divided between the two.
- Bake an additional 15 minutes until cheese is nicely melted.
- Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.