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Cheesy Taco Meatloaf

Cheesy Taco Meatloaf
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There are many variations of meatloaf recipes out there, but this version takes it to a whole different level. Cheesy Taco Meatloaf from Campbell's Kitchen uses picante sauce and tortilla chips instead of ketchup and breadcrumbs. This recipe is so different from traditional meatloaf that you just have to try it. It can be made in ten minutes and uses just four ingredients. You can't beat meatloaf recipes that are as quick and easy as that!


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Preparation Time10 min

Cooking Time1 hr 5 min


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) Pace Picante Sauce
  • 1 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Thoroughly mix the beef, 2/3 cup picante sauce and tortilla chips in a large bowl. Place the beef mixture into a 3-quart shallow baking pan and shape into an 8 x 4-inch loaf.

  3. Bake for 1 hour or until the meat loaf is cooked through.

  4. Sprinkle the meat loaf with the cheese. Bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Heat the remaining picante sauce in a 1-quart saucepan over medium heat to a boil. Serve the sauce with the meat loaf.

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Hmm. Taco meatloaf? Now this is one way I have never thought to use taco spices. Could you add some taco seasoning to the meat to get more of a taco flavor? I bet this would be super great with some black olives and tomatoes as a garnish too. I know most of my family loves black olives and eats them with tacos, so why not?

This recipe is a variation of traditional meatloaf. It has the flavors of Mexican food. For a healthier version of this recipe, I would use lean ground beef or ground turkey, and reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese. Out of personal preference, I would use the mild Pace picante sauce.


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