Fiesta Meatloaf

A spicy variation of meatloaf, for folks wanting a little bit of kick - you can substitute bread crumbs or even crushed chips for the oats. I chop up the oats a bit in a blender before using (better texture)

Photo by Linda Lou C.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    lb. lean ground beef

  • 2

    C. picante sauce, divided

  • 1

    C. oats (or bread or cracker crumbs)

  • 1

    (1 1/4 oz.) pkg. taco seasoning mix

  • 1/2

    tsp. garlic powder

  • 1/2

    c. Monterey Jack cheese

  • 4

    or 5 chopped green onions

  • 3

    or 4 green chiles, chopped OR

  • 1

    4 oz. can chopped green chiles OR

  • 1

    sm can chopped jalepenos

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan or a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Combine ground beef, 1/2 cup picante sauce, oats, taco seasoning, chiles, about half of the green onions and garlic powder; mix well. Press into prepared baking pan. Pour remaining 1 1/2 cups picante sauce sauce mixture over top. Sprinckle with cheese and remaining green onions. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until center is no longer pink.

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