I make salsa from my garden, then can for later, and use to make this awesome meatloaf. I use garlic, fresh tomatoes, peppers and onions all from my garden. You can use commercially-made salsa, too.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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 an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

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  • Lightly mix the ground chuck, onion, brown sugar, egg, salsa, and bread crumbs in a bowl, and spoon into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes, until the meatloaf is cooked all the way through and the top is browned. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

565 calories; protein 24.8g 50% DV; carbohydrates 43.2g 14% DV; fat 32.5g 50% DV; cholesterol 127.5mg 43% DV; sodium 718.2mg 29% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2009
This was super tasty!! I needed a recipe that was quick and included the sparse items I had on hand. Very moist and flavorful; different than any other meatloaf I've ever made. The only thing I added was a sprinkle of crushed saltines and butter in the last 15 minutes (only b/c I have to have a crunch on top). This will definitely be a staple in our household dinners. Thank you! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/21/2009
I too don't like sweet spicy combo. I left out the brown sugar and instead of bread crumbs I added 1 cup oatmeal. When the meatloaf was just about done I put about 1/4 cup ketchup on the top and smoothed it out and finished cooking. This was great! Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2009
This was super tasty!! I needed a recipe that was quick and included the sparse items I had on hand. Very moist and flavorful; different than any other meatloaf I've ever made. The only thing I added was a sprinkle of crushed saltines and butter in the last 15 minutes (only b/c I have to have a crunch on top). This will definitely be a staple in our household dinners. Thank you! Read More
(32)
Rating: 3 stars
05/21/2009
I too don't like sweet spicy combo. I left out the brown sugar and instead of bread crumbs I added 1 cup oatmeal. When the meatloaf was just about done I put about 1/4 cup ketchup on the top and smoothed it out and finished cooking. This was great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2010
I submitted this recipe and Im so sorry even after reading the views I never checked my typo you all are right I only put a little less than a cup of dry bread crumbs. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2010
The flavor of this meatloaf was subtle but good. I think I would like it better with some sort of sauce over top - maybe some of the salsa and brown sugar combined? It definitely only needs about a cup of bread crumbs/oatmeal. We'll be trying this again. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2009
This was great. My sister who hate's meatloaf now want's this recipe. Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/09/2009
I wanted to like this meatloaf but like another reviewer commented there is way to much bread crumbs which made the meatloaf mushy. I think with a little tweaking this could be a good recipe. Less bread crumbs maybe half the amount. Less brown sugar maybe 2 or 3 tablespoons. I might try this again with the changes I mentioned. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2009
This was the first meatloaf I have ever made and my husband actually said "Wow this is way better than my mom's!" How's that for a compliment! Very tasty recipe no ketchup needed. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2009
Hubby and father-in law LOVED it! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/11/2009
I tried this recipe out and I just didn't like the sweet spicy combo. The 1/2 cup of brown sugar was way too much and it gave the meatloaf an unnatural flavor. I think it has potential though. I will be using less sugar next time and I will also try to figure a way so that it doesn't come out so dry. I'm sorry for the low rating. Read More
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