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Mini Mexican Slow Cooker Meatloaves

These individual meatloaves are seasoned with all the best Mexican flavors. Cooking in the slow cooker makes them moist and juicy.

Ingredients

1 cup prepared salsa

3/4 cup chopped walnuts, divided

3/4 cup shredded Mexican 4 cheese blend, divided

1/2 cup crushed salsa verde, guacamole, nacho, or ranch flavored tortilla chips

1/2 cup chopped onion

2 teaspoons reduced-sodium chili and lime Mexican seasoning blend

1 lb. very lean ground beef *

1 (4-oz.) can diced green chiles

1 egg

Additional salsa, diced avocado and fresh cilantro (optional toppings)

*May substitute extra lean ground chicken or turkey

Directions

  1. Place salsa in the bottom of a large slow cooker.
  2. Place 1/2 cup walnuts, 1/2 cup cheese, tortilla chips, onion, seasoning, ground beef, chiles and egg in a large bowl. Mix well with your hands, then shape into 4 equal balls.
  3. Place 1 tablespoon of the remaining walnuts in the palm of your hand and place 1 meatloaf on top, pressing walnuts into the surface. Repeat with remaining walnuts and meat. Place walnut side up in slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 1/2 hours or on LOW for 3 hours. Top with equal amounts of cheese; cover and let stand for 5 minutes more to melt.
    Serve with any desired toppings.
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Nutritional Information

Based on 4 servings.

Per serving:

Calories 540
Total Fat 32g
Saturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 41g
Cholesterol 170g
Sodium 990mg
Carbohydrates 15g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 41g
Calcium 210g
Iron 4mg
Potassium 520mg