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Taco meatloaf sliced into thick slices, on a round blue plate and parchment paper, garnished with fresh lime wedges.

Taco Meatloaf

Switch up your usual Taco Tuesday routine with a Taco Meatloaf! Instead of spending time cooking taco meat in a skillet, quickly shape it into a meatloaf and let the oven do the work. This easy meatloaf recipe is packed with flavor thanks to the salsa and taco seasoning!

  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 slices 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 cup mild salsa
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese 
  • Optional: guacamole, sour cream, extra salsa for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.  Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, salsa, panko bread crumbs, eggs, salt, garlic powder and taco seasoning.  Mix until combined.
  3. Transfer the taco meatloaf mixture to the rimmed baking sheet.  Form the mixture into a loaf.  Make the loaf approximately 6" x 9" and about 1 1/2 inches thick.  
  4. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the center of the meatloaf registers 165° F.
  5. After the meatloaf has finished cooking, top it with the shredded Mexican blend cheese.  Place the meatloaf back into the oven for about 3-5 minutes to melt the cheese.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool before serving.  Serve with guacamole, sour cream or extra salsa.  Enjoy!

Notes

  • Make this recipe gluten free by swapping out the panko bread crumbs for gluten free bread crumbs.  Double check that your salsa and seasonings are also gluten free.
  • Make this recipe dairy free by swapping out the cheese for a dairy free cheese.
  • Ground turkey should be cooked to 165° Fahrenheit. The best way to check the internal temperature is to use a meat thermometer.
  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Category: lunch, dinner
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: taco meatloaf, turkey taco meatloaf, taco meatloaf with salsa