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Slow Cooker Taco Meatloaf

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“This recipe does not use "taco seasoning mix," but you make your own. It also includes instructions for cooking this in a regular oven. From Better Homes and Gardens.”
READY IN:
5hrs 30mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine crushed tomatoes (minus 1/2 cup for the meatloaf), green pepper, green onions, fresh cilantro, jalapeno lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup crushed tomatoes and crushed tortilla chips; stir in onions, garlic, cumin, paprika, and 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Add ground beef, ground pork, and corn; mix well and form into a round or oblong loaf to fit slow cooker.
  3. Arrange three 18-inch long strips of aluminum foil, folded double so they criss-cross; place meatloaf in the center and transfer to slow cooker.
  4. Cook on low 5 to 6 hours or on high 2 1/2 to 3 hours, covered (instant read thermometer will read 160 degrees F).
  5. Carefully use aluminum to lift meatloaf to a cutting board; carefully remove aluminum, sprinkle with cheese, and let stand 10 minutes.
  6. Serve with Smoky Tomato Salsa and garnishes, if desired.
  7. OVEN VARIATION: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place shaped loaf in shallow baking pan. Bake for 1 1/4 hours or until an internal 160 degrees F on an instant read meat thermometer. Sprinkle with cheese, let rest 10 minutes and serve with garnishes, if desired.

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