Fiesta Mexi Turkey Meatloaf, Ole!

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Last weekend was National Margarita Day. Did you miss it? I was all set to enjoy some great margarita recipes from some of Chicago’s hottest bars, like a Salted Caramel Margarita from The Underground. But all the margarita madness got me hungry for some Mexican-inspired cooking, which led to some serious salsa experimentation in the kitchen.

The best outcome was a Fiesta Mexi Turkey Meatloaf. In addition to brown rice, which I use instead of bread crumbs, I added crushed tortilla chips. Such. Crunchy. Goodness. And the salsa in the meatloaf, along with the salsa on the meatloaf, is a perfect pairing with a strong, ice cold margarita. Now that’s inspired Mexican cuisine!

Fiesta Mexi Turkey Meatloaf

Rating: 51

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6 servings


1.25 pounds 93% lean ground turkey
1 cup brown rice
1 cup crushed tortilla chips
2 eggs
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 cup and 1/2 cup mild chunky salsa, divided
1 1/2 cups white Cheddar cheese, shredded


Preheat your oven to 375 F degrees. Spray a standard loaf pan with nonstick spray; set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together ground turkey, brown rice, crushed tortilla chips, eggs, chili powder, and 1/4 cup salsa. Shape and put mixture into prepared loaf pan.Top with remaining salsa.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until done. Top with cheese and bake for 10 minutes more, or until melted.



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