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Southwest Meatloaf

Packed with flavor
Southwest Meatloaf
Courtesy of Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner

Spice up traditional, down-home meatloaf by adding red bell peppers, corn, chopped onions and salsa to add extra layers of delicious flavor.

Recipe courtesy of Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner

Ready in
1 h and 45 m
15 m
(prepare time)
1 h and 30 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


To make soft bread crumbs, place torn bread in food processor or blender container. Cover; pulse on and off, to form fine crumbs. One and one-half slices make about 1 cup crumbs.


  • 2 Pounds ground beef (93% lean or leaner)
  • 1 Cup soft bread crumbs
  • 3/4 Cups finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 Cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 Cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 Teaspoons salt
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 Teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 Cup thick and chunky salsa


Heat oven to 350°F.

Combine all ingredients in large bowl except salsa, mixing lightly but thoroughly.

Shape beef mixture into 10 x 4-inch loaf on rack in broiler pan.

Bake in 350°F oven 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours, until internal temperature reaches 160°F.

Let stand 10 minutes.

Top with salsa; cut into slices.