Mini Mexican Slow Cooker Meatloaves

Mini Mexican Slow Cooker Meatloaves


These individual meatloaves are seasoned with all the best Mexican flavors. Cooking in the slow cooker makes them moist and juicy.

Total Time
2 Hrs, 10 Mins
Serving Size
1 meatloaf

Total Time

Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
1 Hr, 50 Mins
Total Time
2 Hrs, 10 Mins


540 cal
Total Fat
32 g
Saturated Fat
10 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
11 g
Monounsaturated Fat
8.581 g
170 mg
990 mg
15 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
Total Sugars
4 g
41 g
Vitamin D
0 mcg
210 mg
4 mg
520 mg


  • 1 cup prepared salsa

  • 3/4 cup chopped California walnuts, divided

  • 3/4 cup shredded Mexican 4 cheese blend, divided

  • 1/2 cup crushed salsa verde, guacamole, nacho, or ranch flavored tortilla chips

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium chili and lime Mexican seasoning blend

  • 1 lb. very lean ground beef *

  • 1 (4-oz.) can diced green chiles

  • 1 egg

  • Additional salsa, diced avocado and fresh cilantro (optional toppings)


  1. Place salsa in the bottom of a large slow cooker.

  2. Place 1/2 cup walnuts, 1/2 cup cheese, tortilla chips, onion, seasoning, ground beef, chiles and egg in a large bowl. Mix well with your hands, then shape into 4 equal balls.

  3. Place 1 tablespoon of the remaining walnuts in the palm of your hand and place 1 meatloaf on top, pressing walnuts into the surface. Repeat with remaining walnuts and meat. Place walnut side up in slow cooker.

  4. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 1/2 hours or on LOW for 3 hours. Top with equal amounts of cheese; cover and let stand for 5 minutes more to melt.

    Serve with any desired toppings.

  5. *May substitute extra lean ground chicken or turkey