"This is a great combination of Mexican flavors with light ingredients. This is a great make-ahead meal. The meatloaf can be assembled the night before and topped with half of the enchilada sauce, then covered and refrigerated overnight. Throw it in the oven the next day for a quick and easy meal." — JRS_cook
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lean ground turkey
1 (15 ounce) can
black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15 ounce) can
whole kernel corn, drained and rinsed
1/2 (4 ounce) can
fire-roasted diced green chiles
mild chunky salsa
1 (1 ounce) package
dry taco seasoning mix
plain dried breadcrumbs
1 (28 ounce) can
enchilada sauce, divided
This was sooooo good, I did make alot of additions to this recipe though. I used the entire egg, also cut the recipe in 1/2 bc I only had1 lb of turkey. added cheese, put in 1/2 of the green ench sauce in the mix and topped the rest before putting in oven. small onion, garlic, rotel tomato sauce, cilantro, fresh thyme and oregano, canned mushrooms, and I used the homemade taco seasoning from this website as well. Really good, I cooked for about 1 hour at 350 and I had left overs from a family of 4. It was a huge loaf bc of all of the additions and it was sooo moist. I am def making this again! Thanks!
Husband loved it, kids hated it, I thought it was ok. Don't think I would make again.
This was one of the best dishes I have ever made from the internet. My whole family loved it!
Wonderful recipe!!! I did not change the recipe but I used better ingredients. I used Cuban style black beans from Trader Joe's. I used frozen fire roasted corn also from TJs. I used fresh Pico de Gallo from Fresh and Easy for the salsa and panko breadcrumbs.Used the whole can of green chiles-why waste them? Made two meatloaves and it would be easy to freeze one. Will make this again and again. Thanks!
Lighter Mexican Meatloaf Haiku: "Five stars for the taste. Fiesta, funky meatloaf! But, crumbled too much." I'm normally a meatloaf purist with just the basic ingredients, so this was a fun change. Had to halve the recipe, having only 1 lb. ground turkey, but stuck w/ everything else as directed in the recipe. (Mine was more like 350 deg. for a little over an hr.) I used a mild enchilada sauce, which turned out to still have a little kick to it, so I had to scrap and salvage the sauce-less loaf bites for my little one. Husband and I agreed that since it was kinda fall-apartey, that we would've eaten it in a tortilla w/ some melted cheese and been happier that way, than trying to slice and serve it like a traditional meatloaf. Still muy delicioso!
i made this meatloaf with just turkey meat, and hot green enchilada sauce, and all I can say is OMG! My daughter ate it 3 nites in a row. PHENNOMINAL!
Very good! Served it with Mexican rice and seasoned black beans.
Shock! With all that flavor, my husband said he didn't miss the beef! I personally did, BUT I forgot to put in the egg whites - which would probably make a significant difference. Also, use the size pan suggested! It works better that way (moisture needs to evaporate - we used one tall, and two small flat pans). -- Oh, we used Taco Seasoning I from this site. It smelled delish even before mixing it into anything, let alone after putting the meatloaf in the oven! -- Love the lighter fare: I served this with a 'no-point' cabbage soup with a Mexican flair - sorry, not from this site. Also served with some tortilla chips since I didn't have time to cook brown rice, let alone lace it with cumin, minced-pickled jalapenos, and lime juice. Next time, I will remember *the egg whites*, & I'll serve it with the cumin-rice. Might put optional toppings on the table, such as FF sour cream, more jalapenos, diced avocado, sliced green onions, etc. - depending on how much time we have). --- last note: I put this into three different casseroles (two small, one larger) - The loaf in the larger one was topped with crushed tomatoes since I didn't have all of the enchilada sauce called for. That larger loaf was way too moist. BUT MY SON WHO HATES MEATLOAF LOVED IT AS A DIP..... Could be made in a skillet if one wanted to use it as a dip. Very flavorful. What's more, I didn't miss the beef then either (but then there were chips - it might be good in soft-shell tortillas, though)!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Lighter Mexican Meatloaf
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 74
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