Killer Good Spicy Taco Meatloaf

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Killer Good Spicy Taco Meatloaf

Killer Good Spicy Taco Meatloaf is the kind of recipe that others ask for right after eating it! It’s gonna be your go to meal! Hands down!

Best Meatloaf

Meatloaf. The quintessential comfort food. Sure, Mom or Grandma made a good meatloaf, but this spicy tacko meatloaf is the BEST meatloaf. 

Now, I’ve got some other meatloaf recipes that will, indeed, make you a meatloaf lover. Just ask my husband, Ben, who grew up on bland meatloaf weekly, swore he hated it, then tasted my versions and become a meatloaf lover again. 

Happy Cowboy Poblano Meatloaf

Asian Style Meatloaf

Spices for Meatloaf

Spices for this meatloaf are super simple. We’re using a package of taco seasoning mixture. I use one package per about every 1.5 pounds of meat. And, whether you choose the classic, mild or hot version of taco seasoning, you’re gonna love it. 

And, if you want even more spicy, try my Cajun meatloaf!

grandma’s cajun meatloaf

Recipes for Old-Fashioned Meatloaf

Recipes for old-fashioned meatloaf are usually meat, eggs, breadcrumbs or oats, maybe a few spices and diced onions, salt and pepper and a lot of ketchup on top when baking. 

That’s a good meatloaf, especially if you’re able to keep it moist inside. However, to make it killer good, you need a few more things in the mix. 

Easy Taco Meatloaf

This easy taco meatloaf is all about some interesting ingredients, like the Cubanelle peppers! Killer Good Spicy Taco Meatloaf has those little extra ingredients that just make it uniquely different and your tastebuds know it immediately! 

Mexican Meatloaf

You could certainly use my Mexican Style Meatballs recipe and instead of making meatballs, make a meatloaf!

mexican style meatballs albondigas

Taco Meatloaf Recipe

Another thing that sends this meatloaf over the top is the topping. You’ll see that it’s much more than ‘just ketchup’ or ketchup, brown sugar and mustard. It’s thick. There’s a lot of it. And, it’s generously slathered on top! 

Mexican Meatloaf with Salsa

Now in my topping I’m using pico de gallo and a salsa verde. Wait til you taste the difference in the flavors. Then add the other ingredients and simple blend together. 

Adding this substantial amount of topping to the meatloaf helps seal in the moisture as it’s baking. 

Recipe for Mexican Meatloaf

Nothing’s more Mexican and Latin than tacos, and if you get tired of Taco Tuesday, well, now you have this fabulously easy taco meatloaf recipe for ‘Meatloaf Monday’! 

Easy Mexican Meatloaf

This easy taco meatloaf recipe will become a family favorite. I’ve served it to at least twenty folks and it’s always a hit. 

It’s meatloaf elevated. Chic meatloaf. Meatloaf with attitude and style! Be sure you let it cool somewhat before slicing! 

Killer Good Spicy Taco Meatloaf

Killer Good Spicy Taco Meatloaf

Killer Good Spicy Taco Meatloaf

Yield: About 10-12 servings


  • Preheat oven to 375
  • 1 lb. ground beef, grass-fed
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 lb. ground chorizo
  • 2 packages (1 oz.) taco seasoning
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup Cubanelle peppers, small dice
  • 1 cup onions, sweet, small dice
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup flat parsley, chopped, packed
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped, packed + more for garnish
  • 1 ½ cup saltines, crushed finely
  • 1 (6 oz.) tomato paste
  • 1 cup fresh pico de gallo, store bought
  • ½ cup green chili salsa, can substitute salsa Verde
  • 1 Tbl. mustard, classic yellow


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the meats and blend together with your hands.
  2. Add the taco seasoning, salt, pepper, peppers, onions, eggs, parsley and cilantro and blend.
    Add the crushed saltines and work into the mixture well.
  3. Put the meat in a large cast iron skillet and mold into a large loaf. Size will be about 8 x 10 inches and about 2.5-inch depth.
  4. Create on the top somewhat of an indented surface (like a shallow pool) with an edge (meat) about an ½” edge around.
  5. Blend together the topping ingredients. Slather on top the meatloaf in the ‘pool’ area.
  6. Cook in a preheated 375 oven for about 60 to 70 minutes. Internal temperature should be about 155 to 160. Please use a digital thermometer and check.
  7. Remove and let the meatloaf rest and cool about 7-8 minutes. Slice and serve.

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Killer Good Spicy Taco Meatloaf


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Where are the recipes ingredients. I only see the recipe with the chorizo in it.

  2. very different and definitely delicious recipe. I serve d with green salad like you did Ally, and we really enjoyed this meal. I am going to divide up the left overs and store some in the freezer. Is it ok to freeze?

    1. Beverlee! Oh, gosh, thank you! Yes, I’ve literally been eating on this leftover meatloaf several days. So so good even as my breakfast meal w/a soft boiled egg. I warm the meatloaf. Yes, you can freeze. There are lots of ways to reuse it. Stuffed peppers, tacos, nachos, a meaty pasta sauce and more! Thank you again for letting me know, and it was a complete meal with just a green salad! xoxx ally

    1. Claudia! I’m honored! You’ll nail it! And, I can’t wait to see your sides! xoxx hugs and love beautiful girl!

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