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Cheese Stuffed Taco Meatloaf

Cheese Stuffed Taco Meatloaf

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican Inspired
Keyword cheese-stuffed-taco-meatloaf
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
RestingTime 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 10
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 2 1/2 lb lean ground beef 90/10
  • 1 1/2 cup taco sauce divided
  • 2/3 cup crushed nacho cheese flavored Doritos divided
  • 1 1.25 oz packet taco seasoning
  • 1 medium sweet onion finely diced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Mexican oregano
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 8 oz block pepper-jack cheese, sliced into 14 even slices
  • 1 cup shredded pepper-jack cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly brush a 10-inch cast iron skillet or similar with oil. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the ground beef, 1/2 cup taco sauce, 1/3 cup crushed Doritos, taco seasoning, onion, cumin, lemon pepper, garlic powder, oregano and eggs. Using your hands mix until the ingredients are fully combined.
  • Press 1/2 of the meatloaf mixture into the skillet. Gently press the pepper-jack cheese slices over the meat keeping at least 1/2-inch from the edge. Top with the remaining meatloaf mixture.
  • Spread 1/2 cup taco sauce over the meat and place into the oven to bake for 40 minutes.
  • After 40 minutes spread the remaining 1/2 cup taco sauce on top and sprinkle with 1 cup shredded cheese and remaining crushed Doritos.
  • Continue to bake for an additional 20-30 minutes or until cooked through and the meat is no longer pink.
  • Rest for 10-15 minutes, slice and serve.


1/2 tsp Italian oregano may be substituted for the Mexican oregano, if desired.