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southwestern meatloaf

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Cindi Marie Bauer
Marshfield, WI

When I made this meatloaf for the first time, my husband had informed me, that it was the best meatloaf he ever made. I have to admit this is a pretty good meatloaf. Also, be sure to us Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix, with (25% Less Sodium).

(1 rating)
yield 5 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For southwestern meatloaf

  • 1 lb
    ground beef (l used 87% lean)
  • 1/3 c
  • 1 lg
    egg, beaten
  • 4 Tbsp
    old el paso taco seasoning mix (25% less sodium)
  • 1 Tbsp
    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 large bowl mix together thoroughly, the ground beef, water, egg, taco seasoning, bread crumbs or Flaxseed, and the cayenne pepper.
  • 4
    Put the meat mixture in the 8-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 2-1/2-inch loaf pan.
  • 5
    Top 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.