CHEESY SOUTHWESTERN MEATLOAF

 

  • Cooking Time: 75
  • Servings: 6-8
  • Preparation Time:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup prepared salsa
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 4 (6 inch) tortillas
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 sour cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 (4 oz. can) green chilies, drained and finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/4 minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup grated pepper jack cheese

Directions

  • Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  • Combine salsa and brown sugar in small saucepan and set aside.
  • Tear tortillas into small pieces, grind in food processor or blender until they resemble cornmeal, and transfer to large bowl.
  • Add beef, pork, sour cream, eggs, chiles, scallions, cilantro, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper, and mix with fork until evenly blended.
  • Turn mixture onto foil lined baking sheet, and using moistened hands, pat into 9 by 5-inch loaf shape. Brush with 1/4 cup salsa mixture.
  • Bake for 40 minutes. Scatter cheese on top and continue baking until center of load registers 160 degrees F on instant read thermometer, about 30 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • While meatloaf cools, simmer remaining salsa mixture over medium high heat until thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Slice meatloaf and serve with salsa mixture passed separately at table.

Notes

Categories: Beef  Casserole  Dinner  Main Dish  Oven  Pork 

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