The flavors of picadillo--a dish found all over Latin America--turn meatloaf into something more than the usual. Make it a meal: Accompany with cornbread and hot green beans splashed with vinegar. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 1998

Ruth Cousineau


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.

  • Spread oats in a shallow pan and bake until lightly toasted, 4 to 7 minutes. Let cool.

  • Combine the toasted oats, ground beef, ground turkey, onion, bell pepper, garlic, egg, olives, raisins, salt, coriander, cinnamon, pepper and 1/4 cup taco sauce in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.

  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan. With dampened hands, form into a 7-by-4-inch loaf. Drizzle with remaining 3/4 cup taco sauce.

  • Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted in center of loaf registers 165 degrees F, 45 to 55 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter.


People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use oats that are labeled “gluten-free,” as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Nutrition Facts

182 calories; 5.6 g total fat; 0.9 g saturated fat; 73 mg cholesterol; 666 mg sodium. 134 mg potassium; 15.4 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 17.6 g protein; 145 IU vitamin a iu; 19 mg vitamin c; 11 mcg folate; 26 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 9 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 5 stars
This was really good. It kind of reminded me of buffalo wings! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is far and away my favorite meatloaf and I have been making since 1998 it is always well received. I absolutely love it and so does my family. Enjoy! Read More