Tex Mex Mini Meatloaves

Tex-Mex Mini Meatloaves

from Sylvia Melendez, MS RD


Cooking meat loaves in muffin cups helps get dinner on the table fast. These flavorful bites are fun for kids of all ages.



  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup mild red salsa
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh cilantro
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3/4 cup mild chunky salsa
  • 1/2 cup low-fat cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 400° F.  Lightly spray 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl combine turkey, oats, red salsa, cilantro, egg whites, chili powder and cumin.  Divide mixture among muffin cups.

Bake for 20 minutes or until no longer pink (165°).

Place 2 mini meat loaves on each of 6 plates.  Top each meat loaf with 1 tablespoon chunky salsa and 2 teaspoons cheese. 

Makes 6 servings