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.
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
Additional salsa, diced avocado and fresh cilantro (optional toppings)
*May substitute extra lean ground chicken or turkey
- Place salsa in the bottom of a large slow cooker.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.