Recipe by MECHELLE
"My mom made a different meat loaf every week, when I was growing up, to find the one recipe are family would eat. After being subjected to this for years I came up with this recipe that has never failed to get rave reviews."
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green bell pepper, chopped
lean ground beef
saltine crackers, crushed
shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (1.25 ounce) package
taco seasoning mix
Made this for my Dad, a self-proclaimed "meatloaf connoisseur", yeaterday for his birthday. He wants me to make it for him again! We did do one of the suggestions by another reviewer. I substituted Mushroom Gravy mix for the Taco Seasoning and it was out of this world!!!
We did not care for this. It was just like a pile of taco meat.
My family thought it was a good meatloaf as a change of pace . You could stand
to delete the taco seasoning . I added 1 packet of mushroom gravy mix to the batch.
Over all it was worth making and gave me ideas on improving my own meatloaf.
My husband is a very picky eater, and he couldn't get enough of it once he tried it... its that good. Also, if you chop up green peppers & onions and freeze them ahead of time... it makes prep work a breeze.
instead of taco mix i used meatloaf seasoning. i used purple onions and added italian seasoning as well. it was so good. very moist and flavorful.
This meatloaf is great. Beats my mom's meatloaf hands down - no offense mom! I've altered this recipe a bit. I use breadcrumbs instead of the crackers and add in 1/2 cup salsa, 1 1/2 tbsp. soy sauce and salt and pepper to taste. This is an awesome tex-mex style meatloaf, very unique! Thanks!
In my opinion this is a great recipe for meatloaf, I added 1TBLSP of Worcestershire sauce and then when it was almost done I cut cheese slices into triangles and topped it and put it back into the oven. They all loved it, I couldn't even put some in the freezer the ate it all up.
Good flavor, but it fell apart. Next time I will add some eggs to hold it together. I topped it with salsa and stuck it back in the oven for a few minutes after turning it off to heat the salsa.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 209
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