Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Enchilada Meat Loaf

Hey Y'all

For those of you who regularly follow me, I am always on the lookout for recipes that are quick and easy. As much as I love to cook, there are days when I am lured out of the kitchen to pursue other interests. So for all my readers who like me, want to take a break from spending hours preparing a good meal... this recipe's for you! Also it's perfect for all you hard working moms and dads, who are looking for something a little different. It's a twist on traditional meat loaf with a southwestern flair. Serve it along side a fresh salad and some black beans and you'll have a meal that is simple and delicious! Hope you all enjoy!


Enchilada Meat Loaf

1 egg, slightly beaten                                                 1/2 tsp. salt
1 medium onion, finely chopped                                 1 lb. ground beef
1/4 cup bottled salsa                                                  1 8.5-oz pkg. corn muffin mix
2 Tbsp. chili powder                                                  2 oz cheddar cheese, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced                                               additional bottled salsa (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bowl combine eggs, onion, 1/4 cup salsa, chili powder, garlic and salt; add ground beef and mix well. Shape into a ball and place in a 9" pie plate. flatten meat mixture to a 6" circle; set aside.
  3. Prepare corn muffin mix according to package directions. spread corn muffin batter over meat mixture in pie plate. Bake about 50 minutes or until an instant read thermometer inserted into the meat loaf registers 160 degrees F. Remove from oven. Halve cheese slices and arrange on top of corn muffin mixture. Cover loosely and let stand 10 minutes before serving. If desired, serve with additional salsa.
Yield: 6 servings

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