Mimi's Mexican Meatloaf Recipe

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Mimi's Mexican Meatloaf

Karla Harkins


This recipe caught my attention because it had cocoa and cinnamon as ingredients. This has turned out to be a family favorite. Definitely not your everyday meatloaf.

★★★★★ 1 vote
10 Min
1 Hr 20 Min


1 1/2 lb
meatloaf meat mix(beef, pork and veal) or just all ground beef
1/4 c
plain breadcrumbs, dried
1 large
egg, well beaten
1 c
salsa, we use hot picante brand
4 1/2 oz
chopped green chiles
2 Tbsp
brown sugar, packed
1 Tbsp
chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp
chopped parsley, or additional cilantro
1 tsp
cocoa powder
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
garlic powder
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
chili powder
1 tsp
lemon juice


1Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl combine meat, eggs, bread crumbs and mix well.
2In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients and mix well. Add 3/4 cup of salsa mixture to meat mixture and mix well. Put meat mixture into an ungreased 1 1/2 to 2 quart casserole or 9 x 5 loaf pan. Shape mixture into a loaf shape.
3Bake at 350 for 50 minutes. Remove from oven and spoon remaining sauce over top of meatloaf. Return to oven and bake an additional 20-30 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and center reads 160 degrees on an instant-read thermometer.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Meatloafs
Regional Style: Mexican