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Mini Taco Meatloaves

Switch up your usual Taco Tuesday routine with these Mini Taco Meatloaves! Instead of spending time cooking taco meat in a skillet, quickly shape it into two mini loaves and let the oven do the work. Just 7 steps, 9 ingredients, and 35 minutes!

Why I love this recipe

This easy meatloaf recipe is packed with flavor thanks to the salsa, melty cheese, and homemade taco seasoning! We serve ours with refried beans and Spanish rice.

Mini Taco Meatloaf on a plate.
Mini Taco Meatloaves

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Ingredients

(amounts are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

lean ground beef

mild chunky salsa

panko bread crumbs

egg

chili powder

garlic powder

paprika

cumin

Mexican blend cheese

Substitutions

You can use other cheeses like pepper jack cheese or cheddar cheese.

​Try swapping out the ground beef for lean ground turkey or ground chicken.

Equipment used for this recipe

How to make Mini Taco Meatloaves

Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 – Line a small rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Step 3 – In a medium bowl, combine the ground beef, salsa, panko bread crumbs, egg, chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, and cumin. Mix until combined.

ground beef, salsa, panko bread crumbs, egg, chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, and cumin mixed in a bowl.

Step 4 – Transfer the meatloaf mixture to the rimmed baking sheet. Form the mixture into two mini loaves.

two unbaked taco meatloaves on a baking sheet.

Step 5 – Bake for 25 minutes.

Step 6 – After the meatloaf has finished cooking, top each with the shredded Mexican blend cheese. Place the meatloaves back into the oven for about 3-5 minutes to melt the cheese.

two baked taco meatloaves topped with shredded cheese on a baking sheet.

Step 7 – Remove from the oven and serve with guacamole, sour cream, or extra salsa if desired. Enjoy!

Mini Taco Meatloaf on a plate.
Mini Taco Meatloaves

Pro Tips

If you’re cooking for one, store leftover taco meatloaf in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

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Mini Taco Meatloaf on a plate.

Mini Taco Meatloaves

Switch up your usual Taco Tuesday routine with these Mini Taco Meatloaves! Instead of spending time cooking taco meat in a skillet, quickly shape it into two mini loaves and let the oven do the work. Just 7 steps, 9 ingredients, and 35 minutes! This easy meatloaf recipe is packed with flavor thanks to the salsa, melty cheese, and homemade taco seasoning!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Beef
Cuisine American Mexican
Servings 2 Mini Meatloaves
Calories 343 kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ pound lean ground beef
  • ¼ cup mild chunky salsa
  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • Optional: guacamole, sour cream, extra salsa for serving

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a small rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the ground beef, salsa, panko bread crumbs, egg, chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, and cumin. Mix until combined.
  • Transfer the meat mixture to the rimmed baking sheet. Form the mixture into two mini loaves.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • After the meatloaf has finished cooking, top each with the shredded
  • Mexican blend cheese. Place the meatloaves back into the oven for about 3-5 minutes to melt the cheese.
  • Remove from the oven and serve with guacamole, sour cream, or extra salsa if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If you're cooking for one, store leftover meatloaf in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 343kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 36gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 179mgSodium: 611mgPotassium: 652mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1898IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 249mgIron: 5mg
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