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Friday, January 18, 2013

Santa Fe Meatloaf - $5 Meals

Here is another $5 meal we tried out, well I should say the boys tried it out (I'm not allowed well everything but the meat in this recipe).  But it sure did smell amazing and the boys love meatloaf so it was a winner with them.  Served with some veggies and it was the perfect meal, mine was a little more then the $5 but as we talked yesterday with out the proper coupons also time of year and where I live makes the price flux a little bit but still an inexpensive meal. 

Today we have Santa Fe Meatloaf found on Mom's Who Think.
Vegetable oil spray
1 onion, minced
1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and minced
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano or ½ teaspoon dried
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 slices high-quality white sandwich bread, torn into quarters
½ cup whole milk
2 pounds 85% lean ground beef
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
¾ cup frozen corn
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
Salt and pepper
½ cup barbecue sauce
1. Line slow cooker with aluminum collar, then line with foil sling and coat with vegetable oil spray. Microwave onion, bell pepper, oil, garlic, tomato paste, oregano, and chili powder in bowl, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
2. Mash black beans, bread, and milk into paste in large bowl using potato masher. Mix in onion mixture, ground beef, cheddar, corn, eggs, cilantro, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper using hands.
3. Transfer meat mixture to slow cooker and press into even layer. Brush meatloaf with ¼ cup barbecue sauce. Cover and cook until meatloaf is tender, about 4 hours on low.
4. Position oven rack 6 inches from broiler element and heat broiler. Using sling, transfer meatloaf with foil rimmed baking sheet, allowing juice to drain back into slow cooker. Press edges of foil flat, brush meatloaf with remaining ¼ cup barbecue sauce, and broil until caramelized, about 5 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Happy Friday, hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Stay safe and warm!  I found a free play zone at the Tacoma Dome so we'll be heading there Saturday day.  Saturday night I was told about the YMCA having a All Night for the kids!  Caden I'm not so sure will be excited for a night away at 5, but Cole being 8 and he did the summer camp for a whole week with the church this past summer I signed him up.  I'm so freaking excited for $30 he gets a great night out and I get a little me time (well with my little one).

So what are your plans for the weekend?


  1. Ooooh, there are a few things in there that I've never seen in meatloaf, yet it sounds like it all pulls together nicely.

  2. I really respect how hard you go at making such delicious meals for your family

  3. That all actually sounds really really good together!!!

  4. Now you have gone and made me want a piece of meatloaf. Looks good!

  5. Looks amazing! I'm going to try this tonight! :-)

  6. This looks good and I think it's possible to adapt to low-carb!

  7. It's pretty amazing what you can make for $5.00!


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