Mom’s Mexican Meatloaf…A Twist On A Classic Recipe From Sweet Basil

3b1bb6bc4b8c8d206d80466809fabc94Mom’s Mexican Meatloaf 

School is starting…Try this recipe to spice up a mundane weeknight! An easy and quick twist on the classic meatloaf, good enough to get everyone excited for dinner.


2 lbs. of Ground Round beef, turkey or chicken

2 Eggs

4 oz. Herdez or another brand(Homemade recipe) Salsa hot or mild- depending on your preference, plus 2-4 oz. to drizzle for topping

1/4 cup plain Quaker oatmeal

1 tsp. Onion Powder

1/2 tsp. Season Salt

1/2 tsp. Parsley

1 tsp. Garlic Powder

1 tsp. Chitpotle Powder

Cheese (Velveeta sliced, or Italian blend shredded are the best.)


Mix ground meat, spices and eggs together in a large bowl. Spray a large baking pan with cooking spray, then transfer the meat mixture into it. Flatten the meat mixture into pan, until it is even. Bake at 350 about 25 or 30 minutes until meat looks done, drain liquid. Place cheese on top (I used Velvetta) drip another 2-4 ounces of salsa on top of cheese. Place back in oven until cheese is melted. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes, then serve! Goes well with Homemade Augratin Potatoes!


Follow us, like us, share us. We are Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens on Facebook. We are a local Middle Georgia producer of farm fresh fruits and vegetables and members of the American Poultry Association, licensed by the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture as Poultry Dealers and Brokers, and a proud member of the Georgia Grown program, a division of the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture. We also breed, sell and ship poultry, pet pigs, bearded irises and much more. We have an 80 acre working farm, with great emphasis on all natural gardening and livestock management practices. An 1840’s general store is situated on our property, and serves as our on-site farmer’s market. We have a large vegetable and herb garden, fruit orchards and more. Conveniently located off of Interstate 75 near the Johnstonville Rd exit (#193). We are six miles west, located in Barnesville, Lamar County, Georgia.

Recipe courtesy of Deborah Rice and Sweet Basil Farms, and photo courtesy of Coleen’s Recipes and J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia for support and patience with all that I try and test.

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