Southwestern Meat Loaf

For a meat loaf that is different from your usual recipe, try this version made with salsa, raisins, spices, and almonds.

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Bake: 1 hr 5 mins 350°F
  • Stand: 10 mins
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Southwestern Meat Loaf
Ingredients
1
slightly beaten egg
3/4
cup soft bread crumbs (1 slice bread)
3/4
cup salsa
1/3
cup raisins
1/4
cup finely chopped almonds, toasted
1/4
cup finely chopped onion
1/2
teaspoon sugar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8
teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2
pounds lean ground beef
1/4
cup salsa
 
Salsa (optional)
Directions
  1. In a large bowl stir together the egg, bread crumbs, the 3/4 cup salsa, the raisins, almonds, onion, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and cloves. Add ground beef; mix well. In a shallow baking pan pat meat mixture into an 8x4x2-inch oval loaf. (Or, pat meat mixture into an 8x4x2-inch loaf pan.) Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 1 hour.
  2. Drain off fat. Insert a meat thermometer into center of loaf. Spoon the 1/4 cup salsa over meat loaf. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes more or until thermometer registers 160 degree F. Transfer meat loaf to a serving platter. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
  3. To serve, slice meat loaf with a thin-bladed serrated knife. If desired, serve meat loaf with additional salsa. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Southwestern Meat Loaf)
    Per serving:
  • 312 kcal cal.,
  • 18 g fat
  • (6 g sat. fat,
  • 107 mg chol.,
  • 426 mg sodium,
  • 14 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 25 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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