Sunday, March 2, 2014

Mexican Meatloaf

It's brutally cold in the valley so what better way to warm up than with some Mexican flavors.  I decided on trying a meatloaf this time and it worked out fantastic.  Or would that be "fantástico"?  Either way it was tasty.

Mexican Meatloaf

1 # extra lean ground beef

1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 large egg
1/4 cup onions, diced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 tsp oregano
1 tbsp taco seasoning (Recipe below)

2 tbsp salsa
1/4 cup Queso Quesadilla cheese, shredded

In a medium bowl, add in all of the ingredients.  My method for combining is getting both hands in and mixing until it's all combined evenly.  Bake at 325° until the internal temperature of the meatloaf is 155°.  Add shredded cheese on top and return to oven for 2 minutes.  Remove from oven and pan.  Cover and let sit 10 minutes before serving.

Taco Seasoning

1 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1 1/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp parsley
1/4 tsp  oregano
1 tsp pepper, freshly ground
1/2 tsp salt

Place in a sealable plastic bag or container that's airtight and mix well.