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Meatloaf Made Easier
March 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Meatloaf again? This might be something that you hear your family say often if you're fond of the traditional meatloaf. But, there are dozens of ways to switch up your regular recipe. For instance, you can use barbeque sauce and French fried onions for a Texas treat. You could use spaghetti sauce instead of regular tomato sauce for an Italian feast. Or in this case you can spice things up with the addition of tangy salsa. Here's the recipe:


Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil

2 pounds lean ground beef

2 cups chunky salsa, divided

1 cup crushed tortilla chips

1 cup chopped onion

1 egg

1 teaspoon each chili powder and garlic salt


PREHEAT oven to 425°F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with Reynolds Wrap Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil.

MIX ground beef, 1 cup salsa, tortilla chips, onion, egg and spices together in a large bowl until well blended.

SPOON mixture in center of foil-lined pan; shape into a 12x6-inch loaf.


BAKE 50 to 55 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160°F. Top with remaining salsa; serve immediately.

REYNOLDS KITCHENS TIP: Leftover meatloaf makes great tacos or sandwiches the next day.

Moms, what's your favorite way to switch up your meatloaf recipe?


  • Madelaine
    March 1, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    I will make this tonight I think!

  • arpazia
    by arpazia
    March 1, 2013 at 1:27 PM
    That's how I make mine:)
    Lil this lil that!

    Quoting elasmimi:

    this sounds great, but my meatloaf never sticks together enough to slice. Maybe I should actually use a recipe instead of just throwing stuff together. This looks like a good one to start with.

  • arpazia
    by arpazia
    March 1, 2013 at 1:27 PM
    Sounds yummy
  • GwenMB
    by GwenMB
    March 1, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    That recipe sounds really good!  And very easy to make gluten free since the only ingredient I need to check is the tortilla chips (some have wheat cross contamination).

    Lining with aluminum foil definitely makes the clean up easier.

  • MichelleK41
    March 1, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Oh my that looks great and easy!

  • natesmom1228
    March 1, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    I make it with ground turkey. My family loves it.

  • Flaca43
    by Flaca43
    March 1, 2013 at 2:55 PM
    Sounds good.

    I like the recipe I have for meatloaf and potatoes in the slow cooker.
  • 4kidz916
    March 1, 2013 at 3:02 PM

     Thanks for the recipe.

  • KaylaMillar
    March 1, 2013 at 3:26 PM
    That sounds great!
  • Sisteract
    March 1, 2013 at 3:28 PM
    Sounds delis

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