Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Recipe Tuesday: Mexican Meat Loaf

I am not a big fan of cooking. But I love eating. And since I have Celiac Disease, it's either cook, pay bazillions of Dollars for frozen meals, or risk getting a hold of some Gluten. I mostly choose to cook. Plus, cooking is so much cheaper!

One of my favorite appliances is my crock pot. The only thing I want is for my recipes to be super simple- throw everything together in the morning and have a ready meal in the evening. This recipe is super easy and delicious! You can play with the ingredients, increasing or decreasing them to meet your family's taste.


2lbs ground beef
2 cups crushes corn or tortilla chips (there are lots of GF versions available in stores)
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
2/3 cup salsa
2 eggs, beaten
4 tablespoons taco seasoning (McCormick Original Taco Seasoning Mix contains no Gluten ingredients)

Mix all the ingredients very well- I usually knead with my hands. Shape the mixture into a loaf and put it in the crock pot. Cook on LOW setting 8 to 10 hours.

If you would like, you can glaze the loaf with a mix of 1/2 cup ketchup, 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1 teaspoon dry mustard. Spread over the meat loaf and cook it on HIGH for an additional 15 minutes.

DONE! It hardly gets any easier. I usually serve it with mashed potatoes or rice and corn. Enjoy!

Recipe taken from Rival Crock Pot Slow Cooker Recipes

1 comment:

  1. I use my crockpot all the time (and love it too!) and I even have a giant cookbook of crockpot recipes, and still I haven't heard of anything like this. It sounds terrific and I can't wait to try it! Do you find that it takes the full 8-10 hours? Even when I do stuff on low, it seems like the food gets done earlier than I expected.