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Meatloaf With A Bite Recipe
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Meatloaf With A Bite

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

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Original recipe makes 4 to 6 Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 15 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 19, 2003

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 06, 2003

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.

Feb 03, 2004

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.

Dec 06, 2003

A GOOD MEATLOAF! I will be using this recipe from now on. I did add about 1/2 cup of bell pepper(my husband says it's not meatloaf without it). I think it might need a small amount of salt, but it is a snap to prepare! I shaped it in a casserole dish so it would brown-and it came out just right.Thanks, Katthy, you have a winner here!

Feb 24, 2008

Great recipe. Made it today. I used 1 3/4 pound ground meat, and used Rotel (1 and 1/2 cans), and Multi-grain Club Crackers, and the other items (little bit more cheese, but only one egg). I also added some extra cheese in the last 10 mins. I thought it was going to be too moist, but turned out really great! Cooked it about 1 hour 15 mins. Will be making this again!

Jul 23, 2008

Meatloaf in my world is akin to frozen fish sticks...yuck. However, I really really liked this! I followed the recipe exactly (a rarity for me) other than I made it in muffin form (still baking at 350, but for about 35 min, until temp reached 160). The texture was a *little& "mushy" on the inside (I kept double checking temp to make sure it was really done), but the flavor is excellent! I WILL make this again. And again. TY!

Dec 03, 2003

This is great meatloaf. It is also great stuffed in a pepper.

Mar 17, 2008

basically its taco meat, I cooked for 75 minutes, remotely tasty, but we broke out the hard and soft shell taco shells to make sense of the meal, wouldn't recomend, wouldn't make again


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  • Calories
  • 349 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.6 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 103 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 25 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 18.5 g
  • 37%
  • Sodium
  • 666 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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