Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mexican Meatloaf

I got the idea for this on Chaya's blog.  She said that it was "based on mexican cooking without the beans".  Well, I threw in a can of beans.

I was a little afraid that it wouldn't hold together but it came our alright.  It crumbled a bit as eating it but not bad. 

I LOVED the cornmeal added to this.  I was surprised on how tasty and how much the corn flavor came through.  We loved this and I'll totally make it again. 

This makes a great freezer meal too. I actually made 3 meatloafs at once and froze them all for future meals.  Another tip is when you make this, just make two, one for now and one for later.

We ate this with an awesome Southwestern Cheesy Pasta. Recipe coming soon!

Mexican Meat Loaf Recipe
Adapted from Chaya's Comfy Cook Blog

1 lb. ground turkey, lean 93%
1/2 cup bread crumbs (I used gluten free)
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup chili sauce
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
2 large eggs
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 peppers, I used one orange and 1/2 red pepper
2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
2 cups corn, frozen
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, bread crumbs, corn meal, chili sauce, cilantro and eggs.  Mix well.  Spray a pan with cooking spray and cook onion for a few minutes.  Add peppers and jalapenos and saute for a few more minutes.  Let cool a bit.  Add onion mixture to the beef mixture and combine.  Add beans and corn and stir until combined.  Place mixture into loaf pan coated with cooking spray.  Bake for about an hour at 350 until done. 

Total calories = 2126 calories
8 servings = 266 calories per serving

One Year Ago...

Oven Baked French Fries

Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.


  1. MMMM. That looks good. I love beans so I would have thrown them in as well.

  2. Wow, so different...I love the beans in there. Sounds tasty =)

  3. That really sounds good...I would love the cornbread flavor... and I can't wait for you to share the pasta recipe!
    Take care,

  4. Do you freeze the loaf raw or cooked. I am new to freezing meals. Amy @ findingfitme.blogspot.com

  5. I am not a meatloaf fan, but I would be all over that pasta dish - can't wait for the recipe!!

  6. I bet that is good. We love black beans. I always make a BBQ meatloaf and need to branch out.

  7. I like black beans, but I think I'd prefer leaving them out of the meatloaf. The Mexican meatloaf I've had used diced bell peppers and black olives. I suppose beans aren't much different in the long run. I still think I might try this, though.

  8. This sounds wonderful!!...I am going to try this..

    Take Care...

  9. Mexican meatloaf? Yes, please! I love that you added beans and your pasta looks good too!

  10. This is so not yo' momma's meatloaf. But it is also so way better! Love the Mexican flair!

  11. Hey I host a blog hop and I'd LOVE if you came over and shared a recipe! Here's the link :) http://thesweetdetail.blogspot.com/search/label/Savory%20Sunday

  12. That does sound like a fabulous recipe. I love meat loaf with beans in it. I want to try this one. Thanks so much for sharing your delicious recipe at These Chicks Cooked, Wednesday. Hope to see you again soon :)

  13. Mexican meatloaf sounds like a winner to me!