Wednesday June 19th 2019

Mexicali Meat Loaf

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Rating: 2.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Recipe: Mexicali Meat Loaf

Summary: If desired, top individual servings with salsa.


  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion and/or green onions
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red sweet pepper

  • 1/2 cup snipped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green sweet pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil or canola oil
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 3/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 lb. ground raw turkey
  • Salsa (optional)


  1. In a large saucepan cook the celery, onion and/or green onions, carrot, red pepper, parsley, green pepper, and garlic in hot olive oil or canola oil till vegetables are tender but not brown.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. In a large mixing bowl stir together the eggs, bread crumbs, the 3/4 cup salsa, chili powder, cumin, nutmeg, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Stir in the cooked vegetable mixture.
  5. Add ground beef and ground turkey.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Pat meat mixture into a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan.
  8. Bake the meat loaf in a 350° oven for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or till no pink remains.
  9. Remove meat loaf from the oven and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
  10. Invert meat loaf and remove from pan.
  11. Slice to serve.

Quick notes

Nutrition facts per serving 295 calories
17 g total fat (5 g sat. fat),
110 mg chol.,
384 mg sodium,
13 g carbo.,
1 g fiber,
22 g pro.
Daily values 33% vit. A, 45% vit. C, 5% calcium, 21% iron.

Preparation time: 25 minute(s)

Cooking time: 1 hour(s) 15 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 8

Meal type: dinner

Culinary tradition: Mexican


Mexicali Meat Loaf, 2.5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings
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