Meatloaf With A Bite

Meatloaf With A Bite


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

Ingredients 1 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 349 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 349 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 25 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.6g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 18.5 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 107 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium:
  • 666 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, salsa, cheese, egg, and cracker crumbs. Form into a loaf, and place in prepared pan.
  3. 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.
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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.


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.


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.