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Slow-Cooker Tex-Mex Meatloaf

slow-cooker tex-mex meatloaf
Slow-Cooker Tex-Mex Meatloaf
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 55 min
  • Servings 6

This kitchen classic gets an extra kick thanks to Tex-Mex flavors like green chiles, salsa, chile powder and cumin. The only thing that could make this recipe better would be if it made itself. Guess what—with just 20 minutes plus the help of a slow cooker, it basically does! MORE+ LESS-

Updated June 7, 2019
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Ingredients

1/2
cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs
3/4
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1 1/2
lb ground beef (at least 80% lean)
1/4
cup finely chopped onion
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
1
egg, slightly beaten
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2
teaspoons chili powder
1 1/4
teaspoons salt
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon black pepper
1/2
cup Cheddar cheese (2 oz)

Steps

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  • 1
    Line 5-quart oval slow cooker with foil; spray with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In small bowl, mix bread crumbs and 1/4 cup of the salsa; let stand at room temperature 3 to 4 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, mix beef, onion, green chiles, egg, garlic, cilantro, chili powder, salt, cumin, pepper and bread crumb mixture. Mix to completely combine. Form into loaf (about 4x8-inch), and place in center of foil.
  • 4
    Cover; cook on High heat setting 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until thermometer inserted in center of meat loaf reads at least 160°F. Top with cheese and remaining 1/2 cup salsa; let stand in cooker, covered, about 5 minutes or until cheese has melted.

Expert Tips

  • Panko bread crumbs and eggs work together to help the meat loaf hold its shape while maintaining moisture.
  • Choose 80% lean ground beef to keep the meatloaf juicy when cooked.
  • Prep in 20 minutes, hands off cooking with moist and flavorful results

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
110mg
36%
Sodium
940mg
39%
Potassium
270mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
3g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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