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Tex-Mex Meat Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour

Makes

4 servings

This specially seasoned meat loaf tastes just like a taco. The recipe was given to me by a friend who was a terrific cook. I usually pair it with my best homemade corn bread. - Kathleen Lerum, Arlington, Texas

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce, divided
  • 1/3 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 pound ground beef

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of tomato sauce, chips, onion, green pepper and taco seasoning. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Pat into a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until the meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°; drain. Heat the remaining tomato sauce. Slice meat loaf; top with tomato sauce.
Put leftover slices of Tex-Mex Meat Loaf on flour tortillas; top with cheese, tomatoes, lettuce or any other taco toppings. Roll up and dip in salsa or sour cream.

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