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Mexican Meatloaf

This Mexican meatloaf brings taco night to a whole new level. Made with lean ground turkey and flavored with taco seasoning, salsa, green chilis, and taco sauce.
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Course: dinner, dinner recipe, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: mexican meatloaf, mexican meatloaf recipe, taco meatloaf, taco meatloaf recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 314kcal
Author: Tammy Overhoff

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls
  • large rimmed baking sheet
  • glass storage containers

Ingredients

  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • ¼ cup 1% milk substitute any milk
  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning substitute 1.13 ounce packet of Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 4-ounce can of diced green chilis
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup taco sauce

Instructions

  • Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.
  • While the oven is heating, put together the meatloaf mixture. In a large bowl combine the bread slices and milk until it forms a paste.
  • Add the ground turkey, eggs, Worchestire sauce, taco seasoning, salsa, diced chilis, shredded cheese, and breadcrumbs to the paste. Use your hands to mix the ingredients together.
  • Spray a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray; you can also use parchment paper.
  • Pour the meat mixture onto the baking sheet and form it into a loaf.
  • Spread the taco sauce over top of the meatloaf.Place the meatloaf into the oven and cook for 1 hour or until the internal temperature reads 160 degrees.
  • Remove from the oven and let it sit for about 5 minutes before slicing.

Notes

** this is our favorite homemade taco seasoning.
Storage Tips
This taco meatloaf stores and reheats nicely.
Store leftover meatloaf in an airtight glass container and refrigerate for up to 4 days. I like to store alongside rice and vegetable for a portion control meal during the week. Reheat in the microwave for 2-3 minutes or until hot.
This meatloaf recipe can be cooked completely ahead of time and frozen into portions. Reheat in the microwave when you're ready to eat. This is a nice options when you want individual healthy meals.
Or you can assemble the meatloaf and freeze to cook later on. This is a great way to stock your freezer with meatloaf recipes to use during a busy season.
Do you want more information on freezing meatloaf? Great! I put together a tutorial teaching the different ways you can freeze meatloaf ahead of time for healthy easy freezer meals.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 570mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g