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Firemen’s Meat Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour 50 min.


12 servings

Updated: Jan. 12, 2023
This was voted the best main dish in a cooking contest between fire stations in San Bernadino, California. I've used the recipe for years and shared it with many friends. - Peggy Stevens, Rogue River, Oregon


  • 1 package (6 ounces) cornbread stuffing mix, crushed
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chiles
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup salsa


  1. In a large bowl, prepare the cornbread stuffing according to package directions. Add eggs, mushrooms and garlic powder. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into a loaf in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/4 hours; drain. Top with chiles. Cover and bake 20 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°.
  3. Sprinkle with cheese and top with salsa. Bake, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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