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Enchilada Meatloaf ~ 31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipes

Mix up your next meatloaf night with this delicious Enchilada Meatloaf and it’s surprise ingredient.

This recipe makes 2 meatloaves…one for dinner, one for the freezer. I created it this way so that you can win at least 1 weeknight dinner coming up! It’s just comforting to know that you have dinner ready to pop in the oven. Nothing to mix together, just drop it right from the fridge (where it has been thawing!) into the oven to cook.

I have been talking for years about using beans to stretch your meat and here’s another recipe for you that will do just that!

How to Freeze Meatloaf

Enchilada Meatloaf

Yield – 2 – 9×5″ loaf pans or 8 to 10 servings

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 60 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 15 oz. can refried beans (or 2 cups homemade refried beans)
  • 1o oz. can diced tomatoes and green chilies, well drained
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp minced onion
  • 2 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup bread crumbs (use gluten-free if needed!)
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper each
  • Fresh veggies as side dish

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Mix together all the ingredients in a bowl. Divide into each of the 2 – 9×5″ loaf pans.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 55-60 minutes, or until meatloaf is cooked through in the center.
  • To Freeze Uncooked Meatloaf: see directions above.
  • To Freeze Cooked Meatloaf: After you’ve cooked the meatloaf, let it cool completely. Slice into meal size portions and freeze in smaller baggies or in a plastic container.
  • Thaw completely before baking as directed.
  • Optional toppings: salsa & shredded cheese.

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