Mexican Fiesta Meatloaf


A wonderful non-traditional meatloaf full of peppers, salsa and rice. The sublte flavour of cumin and other spices, brings out the zesty taste of mexican style foods.

Use a ripe avacado, pitted and sliced as garnish.

Add all your ingredients to the hamburger mixture along with your spices.

Use parchment paper for lining in your loaf pan.

Top the meatloaf with ketchup and salsa.

Add grated cheese halfway through the cooking time.

The cheese will melt and blend into the salsa keeping the meatloaf moist.

Let the meatloaf cool in the pan, then remove and sit before slicing.

Serve with salsa, fresh avacado slices, nacho chips and gacamole.

Ingredients

2 lbs. ground beef
1 link of sausage, cooked and chopped
1/2 onion, diced
1/4 green pepper, diced
1/4 yellow pepper, diced
3 tbsp salsa
2 garlic cloves minced or 1 tsp garlic all spice
2 tbsp ketchup
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp parsley
pinch of chili peppers
1/4 tsp paprika
1/2 cup cooked rice
10 – 15 taco chips, broken into pieces
1 egg
1 tblsp gacamole
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup mozza cheese
1/4 cup cheddar cheese
1 sheet parchment paper

Prepare

Mix all ingredients together. Line a loaf pan with a sheet of parchment paper. Add ground beef mixture into the lined pan. Pat down and place in oven. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour at 350°F.

Topping:

Put on topping half way during the cooking process. ( 1/4 C. ketchup, 2 tbsp salsa and sprinkle of mozzorella cheese.)

Remove from the oven, let cool and lift from the loaf pan to a platter.

Slice meatloaf when cooled and serve on a bed of lettuce with salsa, taco chips, gacamole and cheese.

A great mexican lunch or dinner. Serves 6

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