Making this crowd-pleasing fajita-style meatloaf is a snap—thanks to ready-made salsa and a package of taco seasoning mix.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 12 servings
1 Tbsp. oil
1 each green and red pepper, cut into strips
1 small onion, cut into wedges
1 pkg. (1 oz.) TACO BELL® Taco Seasoning Mix
1/4 cup water
2 lb. extra-lean ground beef
1-1/2 cups cooked long-grain white rice
1-1/2 cups KRAFT Mexican Style Finely Shredded Four Cheese, divided
1 cup TACO BELL® Thick & Chunky Salsa, divided
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350ºF.
Heat oil in large skillet. Add peppers and onions; cook and stir 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Stir in taco seasoning mix and water; cook and stir 1 min. Spoon into large bowl; cool 10 min.
Add meat, rice, eggs, 1 cup cheese and 1/2 cup salsa to vegetable mixture; mix just until blended. Divide in half.
Shape half the meat mixture into 8x4-inch loaf in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with 1/4 cup each of the remaining salsa and cheese. Press remaining meat mixture into 12 muffin pan cups sprayed with cooking spray; top with remaining salsa, then cheese.
Bake 55 min. or until done (160ºF), removing mini meatloaves from oven after 15 to 20 min. Cool mini meatloaves completely.
Slice large meatloaf to serve. Transfer mini meatloaves to freezer-weight resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Freeze up to 3 months.
How to Reheat Mini Meatloaves
Microwave frozen mini meatloaves on microwaveable plate on HIGH 2 to 5 min. or until heated through. Microwave time will vary depending on the number of meatloaves being reheated at the same time.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 11g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
12 servings, 1/6 large meatloaf or 2 mini meatloaves each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.