Linda's Mexican Meatloaf

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

"I love meatloaf, and love creating new ones to try. This is one that I created with a Mexican twist in mind... It is just wonderful, and is a winner for sure! "

Original recipe yields 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (787 g)
  • Calories 1322.6
  • Total Fat - 66.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 28.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 362.5 mg
  • Sodium - 2230.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 75.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7 g
  • Sugars - 21.1 g
  • Protein - 104.1 g
  • Calcium - 1499.9 mg
  • Iron - 12.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 52.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 1 mg

Step 1

Mix the hamburger, minced onions, bread crumbs, beaten egg, and Italian Seasoning (or other seasoning) together well with your hands.

Step 2

Add in the ketchup, 1/2 the can of tomato sauce, and 1/2 the can of Ro-tel tomatoes. Mix well.

Step 3

Put 1/2 the mixture into an oven-proof baking pan (I used a teflon pan), making a square or a circle, whichever you prefer.

Step 4

Cover the top of the meat mixture with a generous amount of cheese, not coming quite to the edge.

Step 5

Top the cheese with the rest of the hamburger mix, and pat down to make a loaf. Press the sides together a little so the cheese won't drip out when cooking.

Step 6

Mix the tomato sauce and Ro-tel tomatoes together and spread on top of the meatloaf.

Step 7

Bake in a 350 degree oven, for about 30 minutes before taking it out, to drain off the juices in the pan. (I set the juices aside to put in my Mexican Rice, as part of the water to make the rice).

Step 8

Put back in oven for 30 more minutes then take out, and cover to top of the meatloaf with the rest of the cheese.

Step 9

Put back in the oven, and watch carefully for the cheese to melt on top.

Step 10

Remove, cut, and serve.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Great spicy, but not too hot meatloaf that is a real winner with us. Such flavor! We like it with the Itlian Seasoning too Linda. It just works!! I served mine with Mexican rice and corn with green chilies. Mmm good!

review by:
(28 Apr 2021)


This is a great meatloaf recipe, very tasty. The drippings were great over your mashed potato recipe. I will be keeping this one in my Recipebook.

review by:
(9 Sep 2012)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

Excellent tasty meatloaf and it slices so nicely. Love it cold too. I can't get rotel tomatoes so I use Mexi stewed and drain some of the juice. I didn't put the layer of cheese in the middle. Love the recipe thanks Linda

(5 May 2012)


Linda this is a very delicious meatloaf recipe, I'm happy that I made it my family loved it, I added in some garlic powder but made as you stated on the recipe, every recipe I have made here has been a winner and this is no exception. thank you for posting your delicious recipe. Regards Brandy

review by:
(11 Dec 2011)