Mexican flavor inspired meatloaf. Chicken makes this lower in fat than regular meatloaf, and adding pork keeps the meatloaf from tasting dry.

HockeyMom
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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 5x9-inch loaf pan.

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  • Mix the croutons with salsa in a large bowl, and set aside to soften, about 15 minutes. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the jalapeno pepper, onion, and garlic until the onion is translucent, 5 to 8 minutes.

  • Mix the ground chicken, ground pork, egg, taco seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, pepperjack cheese, and cilantro into the crouton mixture, and mash any unbroken croutons. Mix in the cooked onion mixture. Transfer the meatloaf into the prepared loaf pan. Mix the barbecue sauce and brown sugar together in a bowl, stirring until the sugar has dissolved, and brush the barbecue sauce mixture over the loaf. Fold a 12-inch long piece of aluminum foil into a tent, and place the foil tent over the loaf.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the juices run clear and the loaf is no longer pink in the center, about 1 hour. Remove foil tent for last 10 minutes of baking. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the loaf should read at least 160 degrees F (72 degrees C). Remove from oven, cover the loaf with foil, and let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

393 calories; 19.6 g total fat; 126 mg cholesterol; 897 mg sodium. 21.5 g carbohydrates; 31.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (62)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2012
Amazing....family inhaled this dinner...used whole wheat bread crumbs instead of croutons a green pepper instead of jalepeno a full 2 lbs of extra lean ground chicken (used no pork) a whole packet of taco seasoning and a Mexican cheese blend in addition to all of the other ingredients. Very moist and extremely tasty. Loved it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2014
I followed the recipe exactly...the flavor wasn't bad but the loaf ended up being very wet. I had to cut off the bottom of the loaf and just eat the middle/top part. I may try again using less salsa and maybe using turkey instead of chicken. Read More
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78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2012
Amazing....family inhaled this dinner...used whole wheat bread crumbs instead of croutons a green pepper instead of jalepeno a full 2 lbs of extra lean ground chicken (used no pork) a whole packet of taco seasoning and a Mexican cheese blend in addition to all of the other ingredients. Very moist and extremely tasty. Loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2012
Amazing....family inhaled this dinner...used whole wheat bread crumbs instead of croutons a green pepper instead of jalepeno a full 2 lbs of extra lean ground chicken (used no pork) a whole packet of taco seasoning and a Mexican cheese blend in addition to all of the other ingredients. Very moist and extremely tasty. Loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2011
This meatloaf is fabulous! I made this for dinner the other night and I was not disappointed in the results. I used herb-seasoned stuffing cubes because it is what I had on hand. I used a pound of ground pork along with the ground chicken so I used a 16 oz jar of salsa. I also added 2 T. of taco seasoning mix. I used Chubby's BBQ Sauce so I did not add any brown sugar because the sauce is sweet enough. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2011
Great flavor and easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2013
Absolutely delicious!!! I used all chicken and even forgot to add the cheese the second time I made it and didn't miss it! Make sure you like the salsa you choose because the varieties are so abundant and that can drastically change the flavor. I used Pace Picante Sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2013
I really didn't know what to expect from a meatloaf using ground chicken and pork but wow the taste really packs a punch! It had so much flavor and tasted really fresh using fresh jalapeno and cilantro. My ground chicken and pork came in 1 lb. containers. I noticed that other reviewers used an entire lb. of pork so I did to so I didn't have and extra 1/2 lb that I probably wouldn't use. I added a full 2 tbs. of taco seasoning and 16 oz. salsa to accomodate for the extra pork. I left everything else the same. So so yummy! It was moist and cooked perfectly in the time listed on the recipe. I will definitely be making again. Thanks HockeyMom! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2012
Loved this! I used all chicken to make it leaner and it was delicious without being dry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2012
So good! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2012
This is the most incredible meatloaf I've ever eaten. So moist and full of flavor and the recipe allows so many opportunities to tailor it for your own preferences. I subbed in half a green bell pepper and the rest of the four-blend Mexican cheese I had instead of jalapeno and pepperjack. Because of this the resulting loaf was a little sweeter but still incredibly yummy. Next time I'll try to spice it up by using hot salsa instead of the mild I had on hand. Looking forward to playing with this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2014
I followed the recipe exactly...the flavor wasn't bad but the loaf ended up being very wet. I had to cut off the bottom of the loaf and just eat the middle/top part. I may try again using less salsa and maybe using turkey instead of chicken. Read More
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