This is the best turkey meatloaf I've tried. The seasonings are terrific and it was very moist and delicious. I skipped the bacon, but used all ground turkey (no breast) and extra salsa on top. I served it with mashed potatoes and green beans.
Santa Fe Meat Loaf
stlarchitect27 Posted: 11/07/08
nyca5124 Posted: 07/30/09
Considering it cost $18 to buy two types of ground turkey and center-cut bacon, I expected a better meal than this. The meatloaf was moist, yet tasted mostly of salsa and oregano. I couldn't taste the bacon at all, nor could I taste the chipotle, or bell pepper. Heck, the cheese hardly made an impression. Won't make this again. Didn't keep the leftovers, nothing special, except for the cost.
mlfc15 Posted: 06/20/09
I have loved this dish since the first time I made it. It is appropriate both for a weeknight dinner or company, and the recipe doesn't require any changes - it turns out wonderfully every time. It is my husband's favorite meatloaf - he raves about it every time I make it.
Chimenes Posted: 07/24/10
I've made this several times and its absolutely fantastic. I use Yves Meatless Ground Round (1 pkg) instead of beef and add corn and other veggies I have on hand to increase the nutritional value and taste. Great for kids and makes wonderful leftovers!
MandaKate Posted: 02/21/11
I don't know if we can eat regular meatloaf again after having this. I used 93% lean ground beef instead of turkey and did not include the bacon since I had beef, but not turkey or bacon. I added a few splashes of hot sauce to the cheese layer since we like spicy food. It was fantastic. Served with spicy sweet potato chunks and corn bread.
Jessafur Posted: 08/17/10
This recipe has been my go-to meatloaf recipe for years. The guys where my boyfriend works rave about it and whine for him to get me to make it. One of them can now only eat meatloaf if it is doused with salsa & cheese!!
EllenDeller Posted: 03/23/13
The big problem with this recipe is that it's too delicious! We all ate too much of it, but we were happy eaters. The changes I made were to use ground chicken, which has a better flavor to my tastebuds, and to use preseasoned bread crumbs, only 2 slices of bacon, and a hot salsa. Mine cooked in 60 minutes, but then I just made 2/3 of the recipe (just two of us). Served with browned cumin potatoes, zucchini, and hominy mix with a sprinkling of cilantro. At the one leftover piece today cut up into 2 corn tortillas and heated on the griddle like a quesedilla. Wow!
WLBETH Posted: 10/20/13
One of our favorite meatloaf recipes and leftovers on a roll the next day are fantastic.