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


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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
use desired amount to top meatloaf

How to Make Southwestern Meatloaf


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