Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fiesta Meatloaf

One of my kids' favorite foods is meatballs. I use their love of meatballs to get them to eat other foods that include ground meat. In this recipe, along with many others, I add salsa saving me the trouble of chopping onions and peppers. It really is a time saver, and the added spice keeps my husband happy.  I've made it without black beans, but my husband requested that I try to add more beans to our diet to take advantage of  both the protein and fiber.

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 package stuffing, 6 oz
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 T chili powder
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal, uncooked
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 cup salsa, divided
  • 3/4 cup Mexican cheeses
  • optional chopped fresh veggies (I throw in whatever is around)

Forgot the  beans in the first this can opener!


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Mix all the ingredients, except 1/4 cup of salsa and 1/4 cup cheese.
  3. Shape into loaf in a 13 x 9 baking dish. (Ever since I made Joyce's mini-meatloaves, I make this recipe in muffin tins; baking for 30 minutes)
  4. Top with remaining salsa.
  5. Bake 1 hour.
  6. Remove from oven and sprinkle remaining cheese; continue baking 5 minutes.
  7. Allow to stand for 5 minutes.

Time: 10 minute prep; 65 minutes baking
Source: Adapted from Kraft Food and Family

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