Taste of Mexico Meatloaf

George Levinthal

By
@ChefGeoLevi

Living in Santa Barbara you're surrounded by the sights and smells of foods from south of the border. I've taken the traditional, All-American comfort food and infused the flavors from those countries and created a new, exciting comfort food that will be enjoyed by all.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 lb
90/10 ground sirloin
3/4 lb
beef chorizo
3/4 c
chopped red onion
1 - 4
diced mild chili pappers (anaheim or fresno)
2
eggs, beaten
4 small
yellow corn tortillas
1/2 c
chopped cilantro plus 2 tablespoons whole leaves
1-1/2 c
medium salsa verde, divided
1 c
grated cotijo cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pre-heat your oven to 375 deg. F
2
Break-up the beef and chorizo into a large mixing bowl. Add the red onion, chilli peppers and eggs and combine
3
Coarse chop or pulse in a food processor, the tortillas to make about one cup and add to the bowl with the other ingredients along with the cilantro, 3/4 cup of the salsa verde and ½ cup of the Cotija cheese. Combine thoroughly.
4
Place into a meatloaf pan, with a removable insert, if you have one. Or, form into a loaf and place it on a greased baking sheet.
5
Put the meatloaf into the oven, turn the heat down to 350 deg. and bake for 45 minutes. Check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer. If it's reaching 140 to 145 degrees, turn the heat down to 325.
6
After 45 minutes, take the meatloaf out of the oven, sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top. Return to the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the internal temperature is 150 - 155 deg. F
7
Remove from the oven, cover loosely, let rest 5 to 10 minutes. Pour a small amount of the remaining salsa on each plate, slice the meatloaf, place on each plate, sprinkle on the remaining cheese and cilantro and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Wheat Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy