Taco Meatloaf: Nana’s Famous Recipe

Taco Meatloaf

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This Easy, Delicious Taco Meatloaf is the Perfect Busy Day Meal

For the longest time, the question “Who wants meatloaf?” stirred fear in the eyes of my children. They’d moan, sometimes stomp their feet, and beg me not to torture them.

I love meatloaf, so where their hatred for it came from, I have no idea! But let me tell you, Nana’s Taco Meatloaf changed their minds, and made meatloaf night in my house much more enjoyable!

Taco Meatloaf

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You might be asking yourself, “What is Nana’s Taco Meatloaf?” Well, the real question you should be asking is how you can make it and bring joy to your starving children’s lives! I’m going to answer that question for you today!

Who is Nana?

“Nana” is what my kids call my mother-in-law, Bonnie. When she’s not busy being an amazing grandma, she crochets the most fabulous afghans and other homemade pieces!

Check her out on Facebook, here! (Tip: She does custom orders, which make amazing gifts!) This is one of my favorite pieces that’s she’s made:

Huggles Plus Afghan

I could talk all day about the awesome afghans, Panchos, and other items I have from her store, but I’ll save that for another post! Now, let’s get back to this amazing Nana’s Taco Meatloaf!

When your future mother-in-law shares her recipes, that’s how you know she approves of you!

Tim and I had just become “official”. We were talking one day and he mentioned that his mom makes a delicious taco meatloaf. I was intrigued.

I love my mom’s meatloaf, don’t get me wrong. It was perfect with mashed potatoes and green beans.

But what was this taco meatloaf that sounded so incredibly different than hers? Tim asked her if she would be ok with him giving me the recipe, and thank the Lord she said yes!

Taco Meatloaf
Ingredients

This recipe led to what, if I remember correctly, was my first conversation with my future mother-in-law.

After I cooked it, I messaged her with the rave reviews my children gave it and thanked her profusely for letting me have it. That opened a non-stop line of communication between us, and started a beautiful friendship!

Six years later, if you ask my 11-year-old what his favorite food is, the answer remains the same: Nana’s Taco Meatloaf!

So, without further delay, here is the recipe that started it all! Nana’s Taco Meatloaf!

Nana’s Taco Meatloaf
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
 

A delicious combination of tacos and meatloaf for a quick and easy dinner.

Ingredients
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Oatmeal
  • 1 pkg Taco Seasoning
  • 1 1/4 Cup Shredded Cheese set aside 1/4 cup for topping
  • 1/2 Small Onion
  • 1 cup Salsa reserve 1/2 for topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

  2. Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl

  3. Spray loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray

  4. Add mixture to pan

  5. Cover with foil and cook for 45-50 minutes

  6. Remove foil and spread salsa on top

  7. Sprinkle reserved shredded cheese on top

  8. Continue cooking for 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted

Recipe Notes

*Cooking times may vary based on equipment. Adjust timing as needed.*

Amounts are approximate, and can be adjusted according to taste.

If you’re in the market for an inexpensive, reliable meatloaf pan, you may want to look into this one I found on Amazon! It’s the one I use and I LOVE it!

I hope you try this recipe for Taco Meatloaf and you love it as much as we do!

Taco Meatloaf

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10 thoughts on “Taco Meatloaf: Nana’s Famous Recipe”

  1. Sounds like such an easy dinner to put together! I already have everything but the meat to make it!

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