Mexican Meatloaf – Full of Flavor, Light in Calories

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Add this Mexican Meatloaf to your menu planning rotation. Loaded with beans and corn, it increases fiber intake. All while keeping the calorie intake on the lighter side!

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Many days of the week have their own hashtag. There’s #MeatlessMonday, #TacoTuesday, #WellnessWednesday and more. I hereby suggest that we should have #MeatloafMonday.

This Mexican Meatloaf is full of fiber, yet lighter on calories. The addition of corn and black beans provide fiber which fills you up, in addition to adding great flavor. The original recipe, from the Curves website, states that this this meatloaf makes 4 servings. For me, I cut it into 8 slices and allow myself another serving of starch.

Are Bread Crumbs Gluten Free?

This Mexican Meatoaf is easy to make gluten-free. The only “questionable” ingredient would be the bread or cracker crumbs. I often substitute crushed Chex, but this recipe works especially well with crushed tortilla chips. Just add them to a mini food processor, take them for a spill until they’re pulverized, and voila! (Or should I say, Ole?)

Is Taco Seasoning Gluten Free?

Make sure to check your taco seasoning, or create your own blend with this recipe on AllRecipes.Com. I love how this particular recipe can be easily scaled up or down. If you’d like to buy something from the store, Siete makes two gluten free taco seasonings, one mild and one spicy.

Is Enchilada Sauce Gluten Free?

Many brands of enchilada sauce are not gluten free. (Siete makes gluten free green and red enchilada sauces.) I skipped buying enchilada sauce like the recipe calls for, and simply substituted plain canned tomato sauce. Then I sprinkled extra taco seasoning on top. One thing’s for sure, my non-gluten free husband really loved it!

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Here’s the recipe!

gluten-free mexican meatloaf on platter

Mexican Meatloaf


  • 8 oz turkey – ground
  • 8 oz chicken – ground
  • 8 oz. black beans
  • 8 oz. corn
  • 1/2 cup s salsa
  • 0.5 oz seasoning – taco
  • 2/3 cup s bread crumbs (or crushed corn Chex)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 14 oz Enchilada Sauce
  • 4 cup s beans – green (fresh)


  • Preheat oven to 400. Spray a 8 x 4 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Drain and rinse beans.
  • In a large bowl, mix together meat, beans, corn, salsa, taco seasoning, bread crumbs and egg whites
  • Place mixture into a loaf shape in the baking dish and pour half of the enchilada sauce over the loaf.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Pour the remaining sauce over the loaf and return to the oven until the meat is cooked through- about 10-15 more minutes. Meanwhile, steam green beans.
  • Slice and serve with free veggies! Pour sauce from pan over the loaf.
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What’s your favorite meatloaf recipe? Share your favorite #MeatloafMonday tips with me!

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