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Hello everyone, I'm Cindi, aka "domestic goddess", and I consider myself to be a country girl at heart. I'm also a mother to 3 daughters, and I have 1 granddaughter. Being a country gal, I enjoy preparing down-home country meals for my family. I also enjoy sharing recipes with others, collecting cookbooks, reading about the paranormal, and spending time with my family.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Southwestern Meatloaf

This is my creation for a slightly spicy Southwestern Meatloaf, which was approved by my husband. I found that the taco seasoning gave this meatloaf lots of flavor.

Southwestern Meatloaf 

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour

1 lb. ground beef (l used 87% lean)
1/3 cup water
1 large egg, beaten
5 tablespoons (mild) taco seasoning mix
1 tablespoon plain bread crumbs (or use ground flaxseed)
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
ketchup, use desired amount to top meatloaf

Lightly grease the inside (bottom only) of one 8x8-inch Teflon coated baking pan. Set pan aside.

Preheat oven to 375º F.

In a bowl mix together thoroughly, the ground beef, water, egg, taco seasoning, bread crumbs or flaxseed, and the cayenne pepper.

Add the meat mixture to the baking pan, and shape into a loaf (7-inches in length -by- 3-1/4 inches in width).

Top the meatloaf with ketchup, and bake in the oven for 1 hour. 

After removing the pan from the oven, let the meatloaf sit for 5 minutes, before slicing and serving.

Yields: 4 servings

Note: When it comes to adding either the bread crumbs or flaxseed, be sure to just add the 1 tablespoon. Surprisingly, that's all the recipe needs to hold this meatloaf together.

Here's a photo of the meatloaf topped with ketchup, and before it's been baked in the oven.
Here's another photo of the meatloaf, and after it's been baked in the oven.

I thought I'd post another photo of the meatloaf, which I served with mashed potatoes and peas.

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