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Mexicali Meat Loaf

  Finely chopped celery 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Finely chopped onion/Green onions/both 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Finely chopped carrot 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Finely chopped red sweet pepper 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Snipped parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped green sweet pepper 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), minced
  Olive oil/Canola oil 2 Tablespoon
  Eggs 2 , beaten
  Fine dry bread crumbs 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Salsa 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lean ground beef 1 Pound
  Ground turkey 1 Pound (Raw)

1. In a large saucepan cook the celery, onion and / or green onions, carrot, red pepper, parsley, green pepper, and garlic in hot olive oil or canola oil till vegetables are tender but not brown. Remove from heat.
2. In a large mixing bowl stir together the eggs, bread crumbs, the 3/4 cup salsa, chili powder, cumin, nutmeg, salt, and black pepper. Stir in the cooked vegetable mixture. Add ground beef and ground turkey. Mix well. Pat meat mixture into a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan.
3. Bake the meat loaf in a 350° oven for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or till no pink remains. Remove meat loaf from the oven and let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Invert meat loaf and remove from pan. Slice to serve. If desired, top individual servings with salsa.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Everyday, Healthy
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2231 Calories from Fat 1057

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 119 g182.3%

Saturated Fat 32.9 g164.6%

Trans Fat 1.2 g

Cholesterol 1041.3 mg347.1%

Sodium 3277.1 mg136.5%

Total Carbohydrates 85 g28.3%

Dietary Fiber 13.2 g52.9%

Sugars 27.6 g

Protein 198 g395.9%

Vitamin A 311.5% Vitamin C 164%

Calcium 54.9% Iron 128.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Mexicali Meat Loaf Recipe