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Taco Turkey Meat Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 70 min. + standing


2 loaves (8 servings each)

After buying a supersized package of ground turkey, I made this spicy taco turkey meat loaf using what I had on hand. It's now become a family favorite! I serve it for tailgating parties and it's delicious the next day for sandwiches. —Holly Battiste, Barrington, New Jersey
Taco Turkey Meat Loaf Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 medium onion, grated
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Add turkey; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into two 7-1/2 x 4-1/2-in. loaves. Place in a greased shallow baking pan.
  2. Bake 1 hour. Mix together topping ingredients; spread over loaves. Bake until a thermometer reads 165°, 10-15 minutes longer. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
  3. Freeze option: Bake meat loaves without sauce. Securely wrap and freeze cooled meat loaves in foil. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Unwrap meat loaves and place in a greased shallow baking pan. Prepare topping as directed; spread over meat loaves. Reheat meat loaf in a preheated 350° oven until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Substitute salsa for tomato sauce.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 slice: 211 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 456mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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