Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is my origional recipe. It is so good, you'll be lucky if there is any left over for sandwiches! My Grandma always requested this for get togethers. After she passed away, I decided to write a cookbook in her honor. This is in there. You can get more info at

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a small bowl mix ketchup, cumin, and chilli powder.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Next, mix beef, salt, oats, salsa, and eggs.
  5. Place mixture in a large glass baking dish.
  6. Form into a loaf.
  7. Spread ketchup mixture on top of meatloaf.
  8. Bake on middle rack for 45 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and place pepper rings on top.
  10. Return to oven and cook for 15 minutes more.
  11. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  12. Makes great sandwiches.
Most Helpful

Extremely good! I made this for a church potluck (served cold) and it was a hit. I used red bell pepper and broiled it for the last 5 minutes to blacken it a little. Thanks for posting this wonderful and unique meatloaf recipe.

Literary Mom June 22, 2003

This was my first time making a mexican-type meatloaf and it turned out so well! I took another reviewer's recommendation to cut back on the salt and decided to substitute a bit of taco seasoning instead of the salt, cumin, and chili powder which was a perfect flavor! I also didn't have quick oats, so I ground up some old-fashioned oats and cut back to 3 eggs and it wasn't too heavy. I also added a cup of shredded mexi-blend cheese. The ketchup got mixed in with the rest of it since I didn't read thoroughly, but the little loaves were really were great!

Grace-AK November 09, 2009

Who ever said meatloaf is supposed to sliced nicely? Ya shape it into a loaf to cook, so it's a meatloaf :) This one was good but I wasn't crazy about the consistency with the quick oats. It made it kind of heavy. I might lighten it up next time using bread instead, but on the whole it was good!

Little Miss Cheffie September 20, 2008