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Slow-Cooker Tex-Mex Meatloaf

Slow-Cooker Tex-Mex Meatloaf


This kitchen classic gets an extra kick thanks to Tex-Mex flavors like green chiles, salsa, chile powder and cumin. Guess what—with just 20 minutes plus the help of a slow cooker, it basically does!MORE+LESS-

Make with

Progresso Breadcrumbs

1/2

cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs

3/4

cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa

1 1/2

lb ground beef (at least 80% lean)

1/4

cup finely chopped onion

1

can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles

2

cloves garlic, finely chopped

2

tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

1/2

teaspoon ground cumin

1/4

teaspoon black pepper

1/2

cup Cheddar cheese (2 oz)

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  • 1

    Line 5-quart oval slow cooker with foil; spray with cooking spray.

  • 2

    In small bowl, mix bread crumbs and 1/4 cup of the salsa; let stand at room temperature 3 to 4 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

  • 3

    In medium bowl, mix beef, onion, green chiles, egg, garlic, cilantro, chili powder, salt, cumin, pepper and bread crumb mixture. Mix to completely combine. Form into loaf (about 4x8-inch), and place in center of foil.

  • 4

    Cover; cook on High heat setting 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until thermometer inserted in center of meat loaf reads at least 160°F. Top with cheese and remaining 1/2 cup salsa; let stand in cooker, covered, about 5 minutes or until cheese has melted.

Expert Tips

  • Panko bread crumbs and eggs work together to help the meat loaf hold its shape while maintaining moisture.
  • Choose 80% lean ground beef to keep the meatloaf juicy when cooked.
  • Prep in 20 minutes, hands off cooking with moist and flavorful results

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
110mg
36%
Sodium
940mg
39%
Potassium
270mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
3g
Protein
24g
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:

1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


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