Ordinary meatloaf becomes extraordinary when it's made with picante instead of tomato sauce. Served with roasted garlic potatoes, this dish is irresistible.
cost per recipe: $11.63
Thoroughly mix 1/2 cup picante sauce, beef, bread crumbs, egg, parsley, Worcestershire and half the garlic in a large bowl. Shape the beef mixture firmly into an 8 x 4-inch loaf in a baking pan.
Stir the oil and remaining garlic in a large bowl. Toss the potatoes with the oil mixture until they're evenly coated. Sprinkle the potatoes with the paprika. Arrange the potatoes in the baking pan around the meatloaf.
Bake at 350°F. for 1 hour or until meatloaf is cooked through. Pour the remaining picante sauce over the meatloaf before serving.
I've been making this meatloaf for 4 years. My family loves it, even the picky toddlers. I don't always measure the ingredients, but it always comes out stellar. I also mix up the side of potatoes too, this time I'm using the prepackaged round roasting potatoes with rosemary sprigs I got from Safeway. I'll put them in a seperate dish in the oven at the same time, it still works and is delicious. I make sure to keep the ingredients needed in stock in the pantry at all times, so I'm never without the option to whip up a yummy meal.
This recipe was very easy and tasty, however I did use the pace salsa instead,(couldn't find the picante sauce) but it still came out delicious and my family loved it. I did add chopped onions and peppers to it. The potatoes were very good also. Definitely a quick one dish and tasty meal to make.
Good easy meatloaf
This was definitely not the tastiest meatloaf I have made, but the flavor was good and new and it was nice not to have to chop anything. My oven usually cooks quickly, but I had to extend the cooking time on this one. Didn't care for the potatoes.
easy to make
this was by far the easiest meatloaf receipe to make. No chopping, dicing, etc. Just mix the meat with the ingredients and bake. It was very good. The baking time stated one hour and I cooked it a couple of minutes over that. But if making this, stick to the one hour guideline. The potatoes were good too.
This was awesome and easy and what a great one dish meal! I actually used the Pace salsa instead, that's what I had in the cupboard. I followed some of the suggestions above and added celery and onions, plus I threw in some carrots and green pepper. I love one dish meals that have all the meat and veggies when I'm tired from work and need to get dinner on the table fast. I mixed the salsa into the meatloaf and topped with plain tomato sauce. So tasty, this one is definitely added to the recipe box.
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