Taco Meatloaf

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!



Taco Meatloaf


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 2 x loaf pans with parchment paper.
  2. 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.
  3. Shape into 2 loafs and place in prepared pans.
  4. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes and drain off any juices.
  5. Spread second amount of salsa over each meatloaf and top with grated cheese, divided between the two.
  6. Bake an additional 15 minutes until cheese is nicely melted.
  7. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

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