This was one of those meals I wish I found years ago… it’s OMG good. I found it yesterday when I was in one of those “moods” – you know the ones… when nothing sounds good to have for dinner…. not even take-out? Kids suggested tacos, hubby suggested meatloaf…. myself suggested “ehhh…” So, I did what I had to do. I went onto All Recipes for inspiration. What did I find? About a zillion meatball and meatloaf recipes. Still I was “ehhh..” So I headed over to Coleen’s Recipes and found this GEM. It’s a keeper. Trust me.


I added a couple extra things to my version- marked with an asterisk *

1 lb ground beef

1 egg

1/2 -(3/4*) c crushed tortilla chips

2 tsp chili powder

1/2 (3/4)*tsp cumin

1/2 c chunky salsa

1/2 (3/4)*tsp pepper

1/2 c shredded cheese

4oz diced green chiles*

1/2 tsp garlic powder*

combine and form into a loaf shape, place on foil lined baking sheet.

Spread on top:

3/4 c refried beans mixed with 1/4 c salsa

Bake at 375°F for 40 minutes, top with 1c shredded cheese and bake 5 more minutes. 🙂 MMMMM!