My Mexican grandmother would use leftover corn tortilla chips in our meatloaf and everyone loved it! They all wanted seconds along with the recipe. A delicious Mexican-American comfort food.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Thoroughly combine beef, tortilla chips, pepper Jack cheese, onion, and taco seasoning in a bowl.

  • Whisk eggs, milk, and taco sauce together in a separate bowl. Add to meat mixture and stir until well combined.

  • Press mixture into a 9x5-inch loaf pan and top with a strip of taco sauce down the center.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through and browned on top, 45 to 60 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

272.2 calories; protein 21.6g 43% DV; carbohydrates 7.1g 2% DV; fat 16.6g 26% DV; cholesterol 120.2mg 40% DV; sodium 468.4mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2019
I am normally not a meatloaf person, but this was great! It had very good flavor. I followed it as written. Mine was done at about 50 minutes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2020
I made the recipe as directed. It wasn’t very flavorful. Hopefully it will taste better after it sits in the refrigerator overnight. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2019
I am normally not a meatloaf person, but this was great! It had very good flavor. I followed it as written. Mine was done at about 50 minutes. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2020
We loved this meatloaf! I used my 'magic meatloaf pan ' and it came out perfect. I did add a bit more beef and chips because I have very spoiled chickens and their eggs are much bigger than what you can get at the store. The first night I served it with mashed potatoes. The leftovers were made into meatloaf sandwiches. Tonight I'm going to make homemade gravy and I know it will be wonderful! I appreciate all of the recipes you share. 99.9% of them come out perfect. Please stay safe and healthy!! Thanks again for all you do to make this a better world! Sincerely, Linda Z Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2020
I did not have pepper jack cheese so I substituted cheddar. Otherwise, I followed the exact recipe. This was delicious!! Crumbled leftover meatloaf over chips later in the week and made nachos with it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2020
I followed the recipe but think that I will add a spicier salsa next time and will use more veggies such as green and red bell peppers and mushrooms. My husband loved it! And he is a picky eater! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2020
I used Doritos for an extra cheesy taste! So yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2020
I have been doing this for 20 years. Love it. Add 2 seeded Roma tomatoes, diced to the meet before baking. Awesome! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2020
I made some modifications to the recipe because I like my food spicy. I added some adobe seasoning, salsa and jalepenos to the mix. I made a glaze using salsa and ketchup to put on top of the meatloaf. The meatloaf was absolutely delicious. The cheese is a good binder and adds just enough flavor to complement the meat. I will definitely make this dish again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2020
This might be one of the best things to come out of this crazy pandemic. I had to substitute the cheese with cheddar, and only had 1.12 pounds of beef but still using all the same measurements it was still SO GOOD!!! Very moist and tender cooked for 55 minutes. I also had just shy of 1/4 cup of taco sauce and had, so filled the rest of the way with extra hot Valentino hot sauce. We like a little spice! Definitely was a good touch! And the crushed tortilla chips? This is a great substitute for breadcrumbs!! Mind is blown! I can’t got back to regular meatloaf after this guys! I served with some garlic sautéed spinach on side and. WHOAH! Healthy and delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe with the world. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2020
I made the recipe as directed. It wasn’t very flavorful. Hopefully it will taste better after it sits in the refrigerator overnight. Read More
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