Mini Mexican Slow Cooker Meatloaves

Mini Mexican Slow Cooker Meatloaves
Total Time
2 Hrs, 10 Mins
Serves
4
Serving Size
1 meatloaf
Meal

DESCRIPTION

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

Total Time

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

Nutrition

Calories
540 cal
Total Fat
32 g
Saturated Fat
10 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
11 g
Monounsaturated Fat
8.581 g
Cholesterol
170 mg
Sodium
990 mg
Carbohydrates
15 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
Total Sugars
4 g
Protein
41 g
Vitamin D
0 mcg
Calcium
210 mg
Iron
4 mg
Potassium
520 mg

Ingredients

  • 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)

Preparation

  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