Sweet and Salsy Meat Loaf

Give meat loaf a sassy Mexican twist with cinnamon, cocoa and salsa!

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 6

Ingredients

1 1/2
lb. meat loaf mix (beef, pork and veal) or lean ground beef
3/4
cup Progresso® Plain Bread Crumbs
1
egg
1
cup Old El Paso® Thick 'n Chunky Salsa
1
(4.5-oz.) can Old El Paso® Chopped Green Chiles
2
tablespoons brown sugar
1
tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1
teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
1/4
teaspoon cumin
1/4
teaspoon cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon chili powder
1
teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, combine meat loaf mix, bread crumbs and egg; mix well.
  • 2 In medium bowl, combine all remaining ingredients; mix well. Add 3/4 cup of the salsa mixture to meat mixture; mix well. In ungreased 1 1/2 or 2-quart casserole or 9x5-inch loaf pan, shape meat mixture into loaf.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 50 minutes. Remove from oven. Spoon remaining salsa mixture over top of loaf. Return to oven; bake an additional 20 to 30 minutes or until thoroughly cooked in center and meat thermometer registers 160°F.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/6 of Recipe
    Calories
    290
    (
    Calories from Fat
    130),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    14g
    14%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    110mg
    110%;
    Sodium
    740mg
    740%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    18g
    18%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    7g
    7%
    ),
    Protein
    22g
    22%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    8%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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