Easy Taco Meatloaf

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Taco Tuesday and Meatloaf Monday meet in the middle in this flavorful Easy Mexican Taco Meatloaf! Ground beef mixed with taco seasoning and loaded with tortilla chips and cheese. Serve it up “taco style” with all of your favorite toppings!

Easy Mexican Taco Meatloaf

Who doesn’t love Taco Tuesday?! Our entire family loves Mexican cuisine, and I love putting new twists on the traditional taco night. This Tuesday mix it up and try out this simple Taco Meatloaf recipe! 

You are sure to love this cheesy seasoned ground beef meatloaf, and your family will love dressing up their plate with their favorite toppings. You will love how quick this dinner is to make! (your secret is safe with me!)

 

My best Mexican meatloaf recipe is super-duper easy to make, and you could absolutely toss the ingredients together and bake it later that day or the next.

Serve this taco-inspired dish with all of the traditional fixings: lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, avocados, salsa, and black olives. The meat is flavored with a taco seasoning packet. If you prefer to make everything from scratch, you can make this taco stuffed meatloaf with homemade taco seasoning!

Wondering what to serve with taco meatloaf? Try my Cilantro Lime Rice, Deconstructed Guacamole Salad, or my Restaurant Style Refried Beans!

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO MAKE MEXICAN-STYLE MEATLOAF?

Making a meatloaf can be tricky if you use the wrong ingredients. Meatloaves typically need a binding agent to keep them from falling apart. The most commonly used binding agents are eggs and breadcrumbs.
 
 
For my taco stuffed meatloaf, I opted to use tortilla chips instead of breadcrumbs. I chose these festive colored corn chips, but any corn chips will work! 
Want to make Keto taco meatloaf? Be sure to choose a corn chip that contains no flour, or just make your own!
 
If properly stored, this cooked taco loaf will last for 3 to 4 days while in the refrigerator. To ensure that the loaf is moist and easy to slice, you can drain the grease from the loaf 15 minutes before the end of the cooking time.
 

Looking for more Mexican-inspired dishes to make at home? Try my Pico de Gallo or my White Chicken Enchiladas!

Ingredients for Mexican Meatloaf

INGREDIENTS FOR TACO STYLE MEATLOAF

  • Lean Ground Beef: Can switch ground beef with ground turkey for less saturated fat.
  • Taco Seasoning Mix: An additional spice that compliments the Mexican-style ingredients perfectly.
  • Eggs: Used as a binding agent to keep the meatloaf from falling apart.
  • Sour Cream: Adds a creaminess to balance out an otherwise spicy dish.
  • Crushed Corn Tortilla Chips: A second binding agent to give the meatloaf its shape. Want to add even more flavor? Try using your favorite Doritos!
  • Salt & Pepper: To taste.
  • Mexican Cheese: Adds a creamy, cheesy taste while also complementing the other Mexican cuisine flavors.

Did you know that grating your own cheese is not only better for cooking but it’s more economical?

Mexican Meatloaf Surrounded by Suggested Toppings

HOW TO MAKE TACO MEATLOAF 

PREP

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray loaf pan with non-stick spray.

Ingredients in Bowl

MIX

Combine all ingredients – except cheese – with your hands and form into a loaf.

Place in pan. Cover with foil.

Added Cheese on Top of Meatloaf

BAKE

Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Remove foil, top with cheese. Bake 5 minutes more. Once the internal temperature of the taco meatloaf, at the thickest part reaches 155F degrees, it is considered done.

Suggested Taco Topping Ingredients

ENJOY

Serve with taco toppings like lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, avocado, black olives, and sour cream.

 

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Don’t forget where you found this flavorful Mexican-inspired recipe! Pin it to your favorite recipe board on Pinterest before you go!

 

Collage of meatloaf photos

Love Meatloaf? Us, too!! So much so that I arranged all of my favorite meatloaf recipes together in one spot. Check out these Loaves and Loaves of Meatloaf Recipes!

 

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OTHER RECIPES YOU WILL ENJOY

Check out these tasty taco-inspired dishes as well as some of my favorite meatloaf recipes:

 

Finished Easy Mexican Meatloaf in a Bowl

Taco Tuesday is upon us!! Let’s wow them all with this delicious Taco Meatloaf recipe!  M. logo An Affair from the Heart

Yield: 8 servings

Taco Meatloaf

Easy Mexican Taco Meatloaf

Taco Tuesday and Meatloaf Monday meet in the middle in this flavorful Easy Mexican Taco Meatloaf! Ground beef mixed with taco seasoning and loaded with tortilla chips and cheese. Serve it up "taco style" with all of your favorite toppings!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 - 1 ounce package of taco seasoning mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 sour cream (+ more for serving)
  • 1 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • 2/3 cup Mexican Cheese (+ more for serving)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray loaf pan with non-stick spray.
  3. Combine all ingredients (except cheese) with hands and form into a loaf. Place in pan.
  4. Cover with foil.
  5. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes. Remove Foil, top with cheese. Bake 5 minutes more.
  6. Serve with taco toppings like lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, avocado, black olives and sour cream.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 344Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 157mgSodium: 454mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 37g

nutrition isn't always accurate.

This recipe was originally posted on September 14, 2014. It has been updated to improve user experience and reshared on April 25, 2022.

taco meatloaf with toppings and a side salad on a white plate

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26 Comments

  1. You know why this deserves recipe of the year? Because you took the same ingredients that millions of people (every week) use to make traditional tacos โ€”ย and you made it easier and more fun. (And healthier too!) This is just brilliant, and I’ll be making it for the family tomorrow evening. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Adam, this comment totally just made my Monday!! Thank you!! I hope your family likes it like mine did! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Michaela, I just found your blog. My husband and I love tacos and my husband is OBSeSSED with my meatloaf. I can’t wait to give this a try. Who knows, maybe the 1 year old will give it a try too ๐Ÿ™‚ I will come back and let you know how it goes!

    1. Jalapenos would be OUTSTANDING in this!! i hope you come back and tell me what you think!! Thanks for commenting! <3

  3. Well, I totally spaced out coming here last night to let you know that this recipe is my post for December 2014 Secret Recipe Club. This is a great idea. I used your Homemade Taco Seasoning in it, and the meatloaf was delicious. I will be making it often. I also made the Homemade BBQ Sauce and the Pork Sausage Meatloaf. Also both recipes I will make often. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great week and a wonderful holiday season.

  4. Probably a silly question, but is the “1/2 sour cream” supposed to have “cup” after it? Just making sure I have the right unit ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

  5. I was just thinking about making some kind of taco meatloaf after I made an Italian Meatball Meatloaf ( lol that’s what I called it ) tonight. Can’t wait to try your recipe!!

  6. This is such a great family dinner! I LOVE the cheesy top. This will be in our rotation now – with fresh guac on the side.

  7. I thought I had run out of ways to include tacos in my life, and then I found this recipe. Such a great idea and you pulled it off perfectly. Thank you for sharing!

  8. TACO MEATLOAF?! Hold the phone! This was SO DELISH! Everyone loved it and it’s on our regular rotation!!

  9. We had this last week for Taco Tuesday and it was amazing! We will definitely be making it all the time from now on!

  10. Such a great way to change up meatloaf. My kids and I could eat Mexican every night. Excited to try this recipe!

  11. We love love Taco Tuesday! I will like to include this for our next taco Tuesday, love how you included tortilla chips. FAB!

  12. Aha! This is how to use up the last bits of those gargantuan bags of tortilla chips from Costco! This recipe looks golden. Thank you for sharing, Michaela.

  13. This is such a great idea and I love all the spices and topping. A great family meal that the kids will love.

  14. Wow I have tried tacos in so many ways but never tried a meatloaf taco! I must say you ate so creative, will give this recipe a go soon!

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