Meatloaf (Southwestern Enchilada Flavored)
My husband loves meatlloaf and I am always looking for new recipes for this staple in his diet.
I ran across this and it looked interesting, I substituted 1 1/2 lbs. of Ground Beef for the Turkey and Chorizo listed in the recipe. I also used regular Tortilla chips instead of the Blue chips listed in the recipe since I don't eat blue foods. Aren't we funny a bunch?
The first time I made this I didn't have cumin or cilantro and it still tasted good. It is really spicy...
You will find yourself playing around with this recipe too, it's truly a different twist on the old stand-by of Mamma's meatloaf.
Don't throw away the left over tortilla chips! Just put them in a zip lock bag, get out the rolling pin and crush them up. Thrown them in a meatloaf instead of the usual crackers!
1 can(s)(6 ounces) Tomato Paste
1 can(s)(4 ounces ) Green Chillies
1/2 cSalsa (I use Pace's Medium-chuncky style, it's a staple in my home)
1 TbspGarlic Powder
1/2 tspRed Pepper
1 tspChili powder
1 lbLean Ground Turkey
1/2 lbChorizo (casing removed)
1 cBlue Corn Tortilla chips (crushed) plus extra chips for topping
2 eaCloves of garlic (mined)
1/2Medium sized onion (diced fine)
1/2Medium Red Pepper(seeded and membranes removed diced fine)
1/2 cCilantro leaves (chopped)
1 cShredded Mexican-blend Cheese ( Chedder will work fine)
How to Make Meatloaf (Southwestern Enchilada Flavored)
- Combine tomato paste,green chillies, salsa and 1/2 cup water in medium sauce pan. Add cumin,garlic powder,chili powder, red pepper and 1/2 tsp. salt and stir well. Simmer over low heat.
Meanwhile, place meat, egg, remaining salt, crushed chips, garlic, onion, bell pepper, cilantro and 1/2 cup of the simmering sauce and mix well.
- Place mixture in bread-loaf pan.
Using your fingers, make a trench lengthwise in the middle of the meat mixture, leaving an equal amount of meat around edges. Fill trench with cheese, then fold meat over to seal the cavity.
Top with the remaining sauce, then a handful of crumbled corn chips .
- Bake at 350 degrees for (1)Hour.
Turn out of pan onto plate, then flip over on another plate and allow to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
- Note: Instead of the Turkey and the Chorizo meats, you can substiute 1 1/2 lbs of Ground beef or you
can combine 1 lb. of ground beef and 1/2 lb of Breakfast pan sausage (Jimmy Dean or Owens is good).