Chili Beef Loaf

Makes 10 servings


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2 pounds ground lean (7% or less fat) beef
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups red or green chili salsa
1/2 cup fine dried bread crumbs
1/2 cup minced onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 can (4 oz.) whole green chilies
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded jack cheese
Sour cream (optional)


1. Mix beef with eggs, 1/2 cup salsa, bread crumbs, onion, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.

2. Pack half the meat mixture flat into a 5- by 9-inch loaf pan.

3. Cut green chilies into 1/2-inch strips and arrange over the meat. Sprinkle with half the cheese.

4. Pack remaining meat mixture over chili-cheese layer.

5. Bake in a 400° oven until well browned, 55 to 60 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and let stand about 10 minutes.

6. Cut meat loaf into thick slices and lift out with a wide spatula. Serve with sour cream, remaining salsa, and salt and pepper to taste.

Created date

October 2003