Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

I found myself staring down the barrel of some ground beef and green chilies the other day and wondered what on EARTH I was going to do with it that I haven’t done before. I can’t believe I even THOUGHT of meatloaf, but I did. Not a fan. Blech. But…I know IT Guy likes it and if it involved green chilies then he would like it even more. The end result got a big “thumbs up” and I even managed to eat a piece. Still not a fan but if you’re a meatloaf lover like IT Guy is, then apparently this is for you.

Mexican Meatloaf

1 pound ground beef
½ onion – diced
2 cloves garlic - minced
¼ cup breadcrumbs
¼ cup water
1 egg
4 tablespoons El Pato Mexican sauce (or regular tomato sauce if you prefer)
1 4-ounce can diced green chilies
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon cilantro

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until well combined.

Shape in a loaf and put in a greased pan.

With your finger, make diagonal grooves across loaf. Pour in extra El Pato.

Here's the goods for a loaf of meat. ;-)

Combine everything in a bowl and mix it well.

Put the mixture into a greased pan.

Make 3 or 4 grooves across with loaf 
and fill the grooves with extra El Pato.

Bake it up!!

IT Guy loved this!!