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Discover how to make meat loaf right in your slow cooker! Homemade meat loaf is one of the most comforting recipes ever, and this slow cooker dinner recipe will warm you up even more with all the Mexican spices in the mix.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Slow Cooker Taco Meat Loaf

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  • In large bowl combine eggs, 1/2 cup of the crushed tomatoes (reserve remaining tomatoes for Smoky Tomato Salsa), and crushed tortilla chips. Stir in onion, garlic, cumin, paprika, 1/2 tsp. each salt and black pepper. Add beef, pork, and corn; mix well. Shape mixture into a round loaf or oblong loaf to fit the slow cooker.

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  • Crisscross three 18-inch strips of foil, folded to double thickness. (see Slow Easy, below). Place meat loaf in center of strips. Bring up foil strips to lift and transfer meat and foil to a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. (If needed, push meat away from side of slow cooker to avoid burning).

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  • Cover, cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or on high for 2-1/2 to 3 hours, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of loaf reads 160 degrees F.

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  • Using foil strips, carefully lift meat loaf from cooker and place on cutting board. Pull foil from meat; discard. Scrape off any drippings from meat and discard. Sprinkle with cheese. Let stand 10 minutes. Serve with corn tortillas, Smoky Tomato salsa, avocado, green onion, cilantro, corn, and lime wedges.

Oven Variation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place shaped loaf in shallow baking pan. Bake for 1-1/4 hours or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into center of loaf reads 160 degrees F. Sprinkle with cheese and serve as directed in main recipe. Makes 8 servings.

Slow Easy:

To place meat loaf in and lift out of a slow cooker while keeping it in tact, make a foil sling. Tear off three 18-inch strips of foil folded to double thickness. Crisscross the strips in a spoke-like fashion. Place the loaf in the center of the spokes. Lift the ends of the foil strips to transfer the loaf to the cooker, leaving the foil in place during cooking. Use the foil again to lift the loaf from the cooker to a serving platter. Gently pull foil strips away from the loaf and discard.

Nutrition Facts (Slow Cooker Taco Meat Loaf)

405 calories; 25 g total fat; 9 g saturated fat; 3 g polyunsaturated fat; 10 g monounsaturated fat; 159 mg cholesterol; 598 mg sodium. 499 mg potassium; 20 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 25 g protein; 1 g trans fatty acid; 437 IU vitamin a; 28 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 6 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 32 mcg folate; 2 mcg vitamin b12; 81 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;

Smoky Tomato Salsa

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  • In a medium bowl combine reserved tomatoes, green sweet pepper, green onions, cilantro, jalapeño peppers, lime juice, and salt.

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*Note:

Hot peppers, such as jalapeños, contain oils that can burn skin and eyes. Avoid direct contact with them and wear plastic or rubber gloves. If bare hand touch the pepper, wash well with soap and water.

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6 Ratings
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