Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Chili powder and zesty picante sauce give this meat loaf a nice Mexican flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine first 7 ingredients, then add beef and mix well.
  2. Pat into greased 8"x4"x2" loaf pan.
  3. Bake uncovered at 350F for 1 hour or until juices run clear; drain.
  4. Top with picante sauce.


Most Helpful

One of the best meatloaf recipes I have made. I did add some taco seasoning plus more onion. I can't wait to have it on a sandwich! This is a keeper!

Why Me? March 29, 2009

I liked the flavors of this dish, it was mildly spicy and flavorful a nice twist on your typical meatloaf. I added 1/4 cup of finely diced green peppers and some extra chili powder. You could further ramp this up with some cumin or as the other poster did - cilantro. The salsa was also a nice change from ketchup or tomato sauce as the condiment. I did have some problems with the texture of the dish which struck me as spongy. My guess that was a result of the milk, an ingredient I've never added to meatloaf before. Should I make this again, I would leave it out. Notice your recipe for mini meatloaves and decided that was too clever to miss and made these in that fasion. Thanks LT.

justcallmetoni November 24, 2006

This was a delicious meatloaf! Juicy and tender, but maintained its shape. I followed the directions, but added a few things to it. We added diced jalapeno (seeds removed) and fresh chopped cilantro. Only used half the jar of picante as 8 oz covered the loaf sufficiently. We also baked it for another 5 mins with the sauce on it. Great served with mexican rice and chips w/ salsa! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Cynna November 06, 2004

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