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Recipe: southwest meatloaf

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Southwest meatloaf serving suggestion

southwest meatloaf

Spice up the traditional, down-home meatloaf by adding red bell peppers, corn, chopped onions, salsa, and much more to give your meatloaf an added layer of flavors.


  • 2 pounds Ground Beef (95% lean)
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup thick and chunky salsa


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Combine all ingredients in large bowl except salsa, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
  2. Shape beef mixture into 10 x 4-inch loaf on rack in broiler pan. Bake in 350°F oven 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours, until internal temperature reaches 160°F.

    Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.

  3. Let stand 10 minutes. Top with salsa; cut into slices.

Nutrition information per serving: 230 Calories; 9 Calories from fat; 9g Total Fat (3.5 g Saturated Fat; 0 g Trans Fat; 0.6 g Polyunsaturated Fat; 3.6 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 110 mg Cholesterol; 720 mg Sodium; 9 g Total Carbohydrate; 1 g Dietary Fiber; 29 g Protein; 3 mg Iron; 443 mg Potassium; 0.7 mg Niacin; 0.5 mg Vitamin B6; 2.9 mcg Vitamin B12; 6.6 mg Zinc; 24.2 mcg Selenium; 114.7 mg Choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of Protein, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, and Choline; and a good source of Iron, and Potassium.