Taco Meatloaf is a mouthwatering spin on the classic meatloaf. Key ingredients are crushed tortilla chips, shredded Pepper Jack Cheese and taco seasoning. This main dish is easy to make. Perfect for lunch or dinner. Inspired by Mexican Taco Meatloaf found on Allrecipes. Adjusted recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com
1 or 2poundsground chuckor use lean ground beef or ground sirloin
In a large bowl, thoroughly combine ground chuck (OR ground beef OR ground turkey), salt, ground black pepper, crushed tortilla chips, chopped bell pepper (if using), shredded cheddar cheese, and chopped onions.
In a medium bowl, whisk together beaten eggs, taco seasoning mix, milk, and taco sauce. Add to meat mixture. Stir together until well combined. Set aside.
Thoroughly grease bottom and sides of a 9×5 loaf pan with vegetable oil or line pan with parchment paper.
Press mixture into prepared loaf pan. Drizzle taco sauce across the top (optional).
Bake in the preheated oven until thoroughly cooked and top is brown (50 minutes to 1 hour).
After removing from oven, lightly drizzle taco sauce over top. Sprinkle with dried parsley (optional).
Allow to stand 5 to 10 minutes so the Taco Meatloaf will get firm… which makes it easy to cut.