Cheesy Southwestern Meatloaf

From Cook's Country | April​/May 2005

Why this recipe works:

For our Cheesy Southwestern Meatloaf recipe, we combined ground beef and ground pork for a tender texture and slightly sweet flavor. A little sour cream in addition to the classic eggs kept the loaf moist. Ground corn tortillas, not bread crumbs, bound the meat mixture and added intense corn… read more

For our Cheesy Southwestern Meatloaf recipe, we combined ground beef and ground pork for a tender texture and slightly sweet flavor. A little sour cream in addition to the classic eggs kept the loaf moist. Ground corn tortillas, not bread crumbs, bound the meat mixture and added intense corn flavor. A classic palette of Southwestern spices and herbs flavored the meat: chili powder, cumin, and cilantro. We covered the raw loaf with salsa, which turned into a sticky glaze as the loaf baked. Halfway through baking, we covered the top of the loaf with pepper Jack cheese, which melted into a smooth layer when we resumed baking.

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Serves 6 to 8

Use either medium or hot salsa for the glaze. Ground pork adds tenderness and sweetness to the meatloaf, but you can use 2 pounds of ground beef if you prefer.

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