Southwestern Meatloaf

Cindi Bauer


When I made this meatloaf for the first time, my husband had informed me that it was the best meatloaf I had ever made. I have to admit this is a pretty good meatloaf. And while it's a tad bit spicy, I found that the taco seasoning gave this meatloaf lots of flavor.


★★★★★ 1 vote

5 Min
1 Hr


  • 1 lb.
    ground beef (l used 87% lean)
  • 1/3 cup
  • 1 large
    egg, beaten
  • 5 tablesp.
    (mild) taco seasoning mix
  • 1 tablesp.
    plain bread crumbs (or use ground flaxseed)
  • 1/8 tsp.
    cayenne pepper
  • ketchup,
    use desired amount to top meatloaf

How to Make Southwestern Meatloaf


  1. Lightly grease the inside (bottom only) of one 8x8-inch Teflon coated baking pan. Set pan aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375º F.
  3. In a bowl mix together thoroughly, the ground beef, water, egg, taco seasoning, bread crumbs or flaxseed, and the cayenne pepper.
  4. Add the meat mixture to the baking pan, and shape into a loaf (7-inches in length -by- 3-1/4 inches in width).
  5. Top meat meatloaf with ketchup, and bake in oven for 1 hour.
  6. After removing the pan from oven, let the meatloaf sit for 5 minutes, before slicing and serving.
  7. Note: When it comes to adding either the bread crumbs or flaxseed, be sure to just add the 1 tablespoon. Surprisingly, that's all the recipe needs to hold this meatloaf together.

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About Southwestern Meatloaf

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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