Tired of boring meatloaf? Try this salsa-loaf variation.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
4 to 6
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

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  • In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, salsa, cheese, egg, and cracker crumbs. Form into a loaf, and place in prepared pan.

  • Bake for approximately 1 hour, or until done. Internal temperature should measure at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), the meat should be browned through, and the juices clear.

Nutrition Facts

349 calories; protein 18.5g; carbohydrates 12.6g; fat 25g; cholesterol 103.2mg; sodium 665.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2003
I made this for dinner last night & it was really good. I thought that 1 1/2 cups of salsa seemed like a lot but it's not. Also even using the medium salsa it was not too spicy. It's a great way to use up stale saltines too. I found that a cup of crushed saltines is about half of a sleeve of crackers. My husband poured extra salsa on top. Very easy. I will make this again & may even add a can of chopped chiles. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2003
Followed the recipe the first time I made this. I didn't care for the salsa in the meatloaf. The next time I made it with Rotel tomatoes and added onion and 2 teaspoons of chili powder also added a little garlic salt. This gave the meatloaf more flavor. I also add more cheese. Read More
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241 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 147
  • 4 star values: 65
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2003
I made this for dinner last night & it was really good. I thought that 1 1/2 cups of salsa seemed like a lot but it's not. Also even using the medium salsa it was not too spicy. It's a great way to use up stale saltines too. I found that a cup of crushed saltines is about half of a sleeve of crackers. My husband poured extra salsa on top. Very easy. I will make this again & may even add a can of chopped chiles. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2003
Followed the recipe the first time I made this. I didn't care for the salsa in the meatloaf. The next time I made it with Rotel tomatoes and added onion and 2 teaspoons of chili powder also added a little garlic salt. This gave the meatloaf more flavor. I also add more cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
This is a great recipe. It's easy and a real crowd pleaser. I have since been asked for this recipe from my sister, my mom, and even my grandmother. It's that good. I sprinkled cheese and poured a strip of salsa along the top 10 minutes left in the cooking time to make it look even better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2003
A GOOD MEATLOAF! I will be using this recipe from now on. I did add about 1/2 cup of bell pepper(my husband says it's not meatloaf without it). I think it might need a small amount of salt, but it is a snap to prepare! I shaped it in a casserole dish so it would brown-and it came out just right.Thanks, Katthy, you have a winner here! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2008
Great recipe. Made it today. I used 1 3/4 pound ground meat and used Rotel (1 and 1/2 cans) and Multi-grain Club Crackers and the other items (little bit more cheese but only one egg). I also added some extra cheese in the last 10 mins. I thought it was going to be too moist but turned out really great! Cooked it about 1 hour 15 mins. Will be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2008
Meatloaf in my world is akin to frozen fish sticks...yuck. However, I really really liked this! I followed the recipe exactly (a rarity for me) other than I made it in muffin form (still baking at 350, but for about 35 min, until temp reached 160). The texture was a *little& "mushy" on the inside (I kept double checking temp to make sure it was really done), but the flavor is excellent! I WILL make this again. And again. TY! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
This is great meatloaf. It is also great stuffed in a pepper. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/17/2008
basically its taco meat I cooked for 75 minutes remotely tasty but we broke out the hard and soft shell taco shells to make sense of the meal wouldn't recomend wouldn't make again Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2003
I used ground turkey and hot salsa and my husband and I both loved it! Read More
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