Lisa Leonard Designs

mexican meatloaf {yum!}

April 24th | food & goodies, inspiration

One of our favorite meals is mexican meatloaf. I usually double the recipe so we can eat it for two nights and still have leftovers for lunch. I often cook only two-three times a week, and the rest of the time we eat leftovers or we’re out with friends.  My husband found this recipe through cyclo-core {he loves cycling} and I adapted it slightly for our family.

1 pound lean ground turkey {7% fat}

1 medium onion, chopped

2 pieces ezekiel whole grain bread {shredded into small pieces}

1 packet taco seasoning

1 can black beans {don’t drain}

1 whole egg

dash of cumin

salt and pepper to taste

1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to *350. Mix all ingredients {except cheese} in a large bowl until well blended. I usually just use my hands–it’s messy but it works! Place mixture in loaf pan and bake 30 minutes. Then add cheese on top and bake another 30 minutes.

I serve the meatloaf on top of a bed of spinach and then top with salsa, sourcream {or chipotle dressing} and olives. Enjoy!

Share one of your go-to family recipes with us!

19 Responses

  1. this would be a yummy phase 2 recipe?!

  2. Lisa Leonard says:

    This definitely fits with phase two!! xo

  3. Sounds so good, Lisa! Question—when you “mix” the bread, is it cubed or something?

  4. This looks delicious … Perhaps I would throw in some brown rice as well…

  5. Carolyn says:

    Fastest bread – 1 bottle/can of beer, 3 cups self rising flour, and 1/4 cup sugar. Mix, pour into a greased loaf pan and bake for an hour at 375.

  6. Ginger says:

    Sounds and looks good. If you substituted your own homemade taco seasoning (without msg) then it would be much healthier. 😉 Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

  7. Tonya says:

    Yummy yum! My kids usually turn their noses down at meatloaf (I think I overdid serving meatloaf years ago), but a meatloaf with taco seasoning and cheese? What’s not to love? I could even call it something other than “meatloaf” and they’d never know 😉

  8. Lisa says:

    This sounds delicious! I may just have to try it…

  9. Pam says:

    Looks really good! I do a faux Caesar salad that I came with when my daughter was little: in the bottom of a big salad bowl a little pile of salt one clove of garlic smash together with a fork until garlic has fine texture, juice of one lemon, olive oil, and a lot of fresh Parmesan cheese mix well add romaine lettuce toss together. great alone or top with grilled chicken (I use Monterey steak seasoning, yep it works well) I can’t imagine how many times we’ve had it, super fast!

  10. Lisa says:

    Here is another meatloaf recipe. This one is for the crockpot. It’s something I grew up eating and now my kids love it too!
    http://www.cookingupasale.blogspot.com/2012/04/my-moms-crockpot-meatloaf.html

  11. Becky Sue says:

    Hi Lisa! I made this tonight and it was so good and easy! Thank you for posting the recipe.

  12. Lisa says:

    Thanks for sharing this great recipe…made it for dinner tonight and it was delish! I used a homemade taco seasoning recipe I found here – http://www.melskitchencafe.com/2012/01/homemade-taco-seasoning.html. I also substituted the bread crumbs with 1/2 cup oatmeal. Thanks again!

  13. Amber says:

    Do you suppose one could use flour tortilla or tortilla chips instead of bread?

    • Lisa Leonard says:

      Hi Amber! I think the bread really helps create the meatloaf texture. You could serve it with chips or tortillas–but it needs bread inside the mixture. xo

  14. Christine says:

    I just made this but subbed oats for the bread. I also added a whole diced bell pepper and olives right into the recipe. It turned out awesome! Thanks for the idea. I love the taco seasoning in it.

Leave a Reply