Cheesy Salsa Mini Meatloaves

I am nearing the end of sharing all the Kraft Foods/Sam’s Club dinner planner. This recipe is the Cheesy Salsa Mini Meatloaves. These were quite delicious.

I loved the spice that the salsa added and these meatloaves turned out nice and tender. I did still eat my meatloaf with ketchup. I don’t think I can ever eat meatloaf without it. It added some sweetness and it complemented to spice of the salsa.

The advantage to making mini meatloaves is the cooking time is much less than a regular meatloaf. The big downside to this recipe is it left a big mess in my muffin tin. Next time I will either shape 12 mini loaves and bake them on a baking sheet or line the muffin tins with those foil liners (you could even use squares of aluminum foil). I didn’t enjoy scrubbing out each of those muffin cups. Give these a try, that had nice flavor and I liked the cheese on top!

Cheesy Salsa Mini Meatloaves |

Cheesy Salsa Mini Meatloaves
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • ½ cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 egg
  • 12 PREMIUM Saltine Crackers, finely crushed (1/2 cup)
  • 1-1/2 cups KRAFT Mexican Style Finely Shredded Four Cheese, divided
  • 1 cup TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Thick 'N Chunky Salsa, divided
  1. HEAT oven to 400ºF.
  2. MIX first 4 ingredients with 1 cup cheese and ½ cup salsa.
  3. PRESS evenly into 12 muffin cups sprayed with cooking spray. Use back of spoon to make indentation in center of each. Place muffin pan on foil-covered baking sheet.
  4. BAKE 20 to 25 min. or until meatloaves are done (160°F). Top with remaining salsa and cheese; bake 3 min. or until cheese is melted. Serves 6.


This is the original photo from this post. The above photo was updated in April 2016.

8 comments on “Cheesy Salsa Mini Meatloaves

  • awesome!! these are awesome, the best ML i have ever made 🙂

  • I made these tonight and they came out wonderful and cheesy. I used shredded monterrey jack cheese and cheddar in place of the mexican blend and I used my own salsa I had on hand in fridge. Oh, using the foil worked out perfect. Easy clean-up.

  • cheese on meatloaf! mmm! they look really yummy, I would have to agree on making smaller sized meatloaves without the muffin tin though. I hate the cleanup with those things too.

  • I like the idea of a smaller meatloaf too, these look rather cute (not a word you often associate with meatload) but I bet the kids like the size too.

  • Yummie, Laura!!

    They look so cute & delicious too!

  • I am printing this out right now. They are so cute and look delish.

  • OK – I'm not a big meatloaf fan, but those actually look pretty good! 🙂

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