Need a satisfying dinner that sticks with you without all the carbs? This Low Carb Mexican Meatloaf comes together so easily and will keep you content until your next meal!
Low Carb Mexican Meatloaf
Who is a fan of meatloaf? I gotta tell ya, I used to not be so much. I mean really, its just a giant slab of ground beef. With ketchup on top. Doesn't even sound like the healthiest of meals. But, don't let me deter you just yet. Read on.
Once upon a time...
When asking for dinner suggestions, one time long ago, my husband had mentioned meatloaf. As much as I wanted to shut him down because I didn't want it, I also wanted to honor him and I did appreciate suggestions. Sometimes I just lack creativity. Do you know what I mean?
First off, I just don't like the word 'loaf' mixed with 'meat'. I don't know why this bothers me, it just doesn't sound appetizing. Now, loaf of bread? Yeah! That sounds delicious! I just don't think meat and loaf should be one word, but hey, I can't think of anything else to call it. Let me know if you have any suggestions.
So, I made the 'loaf of meat' and it was better than I remembered. But I still thought there had to be a way to make it better for you and for sure much more tasty.
Meatloaf typically has white bread in it, ketchup, which is already loaded with sugar, and then you add sugar to the ketchup. I knew there was a way to make this healthier.
Let's talk about carbs
Many people in my life have eating habits that don't contain carbs, or are gluten free. I myself have joined in this "low carb" revolution. I started to change my habits around the end of May. Ya know what? I actually lost weight!
Keep in mind I didn't totally cut carbs out, but I exchanged all the white bread, potatoes and rice for healthy carbs. I also use a 90% lean ground beef just to, ya know, keep it lean! 😉
While it was satisfying to see some pounds shed, the best part is that I feel SO much better! I truly didn't know that I didn't feel my best until this happened.
So while this low carb Mexican meatloaf is super tasty--I know you're going to love it--I actually feel really good about it, because is is low carb and has no sugar. Win! And just in case you have kids, you'll be happy to know, my four gobbled it up!
- Using a broiler pan to cook the meatloaf on is fantastic because it prevents the meat from being greasy.
- Adjust the chili powder, salsa and enchilada sauce to your liking. We have some in our house sensitive to heat, so we use mild, but you can spice it up by using a hotter sauce and adding some crushed red pepper.
- Here is my all time favorite Enchilada Sauce, go ahead and try it, you'll never buy canned again!
More Low Carb Recipes
- Pizza Casserole
- Sausage and Kale Soup
- Cottage Pie
- Thai Style Spaghetti Squash
- Turkey Skillet Dinner
- Taco Soup
- Stuffed Flank Steak
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Low Carb Mexican Meatloaf Recipe
- 3 pounds ground beef
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup salsa mild, medium, or hot
- ⅔ cup ground low carb lavash I used Josephs brand and run it through a food processor
- 1 Tablespoon chili powder more if you like heat
- 2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- 2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 ½ teaspoon salt
- enchilada sauce
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1-2 diced tomatoes
- 1 diced avocado
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- Sour cream for serving
- Preheat oven to 350
- Combine meat, eggs, salsa, lavash, and spices in a large bowl. Mix until blended. Using your hands works best.
- Shape the meat into a loaf on a broiler pan.
- Cover the top with enchilada sauce.
- Bake for 55 minutes, remove from the oven and top with more enchilada sauce.
- Bake for an additional 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and top with cheese, tomato, avocado, cilantro and sour cream.
Looks so awesome.
Meatloaf and Mexican touch - great I guess.
Never tried anything like that. Good renovation of old recipes.
I'm not sure why the nutrition info wasn't on there, must've been a glitch, but I fixed it now, so you should see it right after the recipe. Thanks for letting me know! Hope you enjoy it!!
Do you have nutritional info for this recipe? Without that this is useless to me.
This dish looks divine! I think we would all go for it at my house. Your recipe is one of features at this week's Funtastic Friday.
Wow! Thanks so much Nici! I'm Completely honored! I love your party, keep up the great work!! 🙂
This looks like another winning recipe! I love new twists on old favorites! I can't wait to try this Mexican Meatloaf! You'll be one of the features at tomorrow night's Creative Ways Link Party! Thanks so much for sharing with us!
Stephanie, I love that quick and easy way as well! I hope you enjoy the little 'extra'!
Thanks Sammi! Sometimes ya just gotta spice it up a bit. 😉 I hope you enjoy it.
I have never though to add a little Mexican flair to my meatloaf...LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing with all of us 🙂 I pinned and tweeted so it will be fresh in my mind when I go grocery shopping in a few days!
Stephanie @ Stephlin's Mountain
My idea of Mexican meatloaf is adding salsa to the mix. Thanks so much for this much better sounding recipe. I will definitely be trying it out. Pinned! (Near you at Tasty Tuesdays.)
Claire @ The Simple, Sweet Life
Mexican meatloaf?! Love it!
Thanks Erin. I wish i could take credit for the broiler pan idea, but I read that somewhere. I think that's one of the reasons I didn't love meatloaf, because it was always greasy.
This looks delicious! Never thought to use a broiler pan for meatloaf. Great idea.
LOL! This cracked me up! I wonder what the kids would say... "we're having cowpie tonight, Mexican style". 🙂
> I just don’t think meat and loaf should be one word, but hey, I can’t think of anything else to call it. Let me know if you have any suggestions.