Tex-Mex Meat Loaf
|Title:||Tex-Mex Meat Loaf|
2 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 1/2 cups bottled salsa
75 whole (3 to 4 cups) nacho-flavored baked tortilla
chips, finely ground (about 1 1/4 cups)
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded taco-flavored cheese
Avocado slices, shredded
Taco-flavored cheese, tortilla chips and salsa (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Beat eggs slightly in large bowl. Add ground beef, 1 cup salsa, ground chips, bread crumbs, salt and half the cheese; mix together until well combined. Turn mixture into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan; pat firmly into shape. Bake for 1 hour.
Spread meat loaf with remaining salsa; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Return to oven and bake 15 minutes. Remove and let stand 10 minutes.
Drain off any grease; remove loaf to cutting board. Cut into slices. Serve with additional salsa, if desired. Garnish with avocado and cheese.