Deep Dish Mexican Meat Loaf Pie

This one might sound a bit strange, but it really is absolutely delish.  If you love Mexican (and we do), then you should really enjoy this one.  It’s a one dish wonder and you gotta love that.  Put it all in one pan, bake in the oven and add some tortilla chips to the mix.  A nice tossed salad would be a healthy side for this one too.I spotted this one in my Better Homes & Gardens mag. They usually have some good, family friendly meals, so I’m always on the lookout for a good one.  This one fits the bill.  Hubby loved it too and it didn’t last long at our house. I made it in a glass Pyrex deep dish pie plate.

Deep-Dish Mexican Meat Loaf Pie

1 1/4 lb. ground beef (90% lean)

1 cup finely crushed tortilla chips

1 envelope onion soup mix

3/4 cup bottled taco sauce

2 eggs, lightly beaten (divided)

1 8.8 oz. pouch cooked Spanish-style rice (Uncle Ben’s ready rice)

1 15.5 oz. can golden hominy rinsed & drained(OK, I used canned whole corn instead)

1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained (Rotel is great!)

1 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese (4 oz.)

1 medium fresh Anaheim pepper, seeded & chopped

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional, I didn’t add it)

Tortilla chips on the side

1.  Preheat oven to 350*.  Combine beef, crushed chips, soup mix, 1/2 cup of taco sauce, one lightly beaten egg, and 1/2 tsp. black pepper.  Press into bottom & sides of 10-inch deep dish pie plate.

2. Heat rice according to directions. In bowl combine rice, hominy (or corn), tomatoes, cheese, Anaheim pepper, cilantro & the remaining 1/4 cup taco sauce & egg.  Spoon into meat shell.  Place on a baking sheet.  Cover loosely with foil.

3.  Bake 40 minutes.  Remove foil, bake 20 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 160* F.  Cool 15 min.  Top with chips, jalapeno & cilantro.  Makes 6 servings.

Again, it really was a hit with the 2 of us.  The flavors really melded together well and I’ll definitely be making it again.

Linked to Jen’s Tasty Tuesday. Check out all the recipes over there!


Have you been to the new blog, CSI Project?  I’m excited to be the Guest Judge over at CSI Project this week.  The challenge this week will be Pottery Barn inspired projects, so check it out.  The link-up starts Tuesday a.m., in case anyone wants to get in on the fun.  Do a post and link up.  I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with this week and was honored to be invited to be the judge.  🙂


BIG announcement this week:  Layla and I will be having a HUGE yardsale at my house on Saturday a.m., September 11.  Any of you in the area who would like to come are invited.  We’ll be running an ad in the paper, but if you want to email me when it gets closer, I’ll send some directions (as long as you convince me you’re a really nice person and not some crazy lunatic). 😉

I hear Layla has a TON of stuff she needs to get rid of and I have a fair amount too, so we’d love to have y’all stop on by for the sale!

- Rhoda


  1. This sounds delicious and it’s just they type of meal that my husband and I enjoy. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  2. Wonder how long it would take for me to get from my house in NC to your house for the yard sale? Wow, that sounds like fun! Too bad I am so far away. You gals will have the best stuff. Your recipe sounds so yummy. I printed it and can’t wait to give it a try. We love Mexican, so it should be a hit at my house too. Thanks for sharing. Love & blessings from NC!

  3. The recipe sounds delicious!! And the yard sale? What fun! I would love to come but too far to travel.

  4. That sounds like a great dish to add to my family reunion menu! It’s going to be Labor Day weekend and we’ll have a house full so one dishes are perfect.

    Wish I could make the yard sale but I’ll be down in Middle Georgia for a birthday bash. Sounds like fun and I hate to miss!!

  5. I will definitely give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

    Good luck with your yard sale! La

  6. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe. As much as my kiddos enjoy Mexican food, I am sure this will be a hit!

    I am having one the first weekend of September, and it’s a lot of work to put one all together! I may get a little adventurous and head your way on the 11th.


  7. Rhoda? ! I’m guessing and hoping that you are the same sweet gal I was in a yahoo group with eons ago… was it even yahoo??? Anyway, I stumbled upon your blog via the Lettered Cottage (thanks to your awesome staircase makeover) and when I saw your name… well. I thought it just had to be you. Anyway, if not, disregard me as a kook! Congratulations on a beautiful blog. It is lovely! xoxo

  8. Hi Rhoda~ ~ ~your recipe looks like a winner to me I’ll give it a try.
    Yardsale, girl don’t tempt me. Pa isn’t that far away, is it?
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  9. Oh my…you are mixing all my favorite things. I do something similar but have not done it in a deep dish. YUM! And you are just SO MEAN to be tempting me with the yard sales of all yard sales. WAHHH! i am jealous. That’s all. Just saying…JEALOUS! 🙂

  10. Oh Rhoda, this sounds delicious! I have been making a very basic “salsa pie” of sorts, but this looks much more interesting than my recipe! I will have to try this one! Thank you for sharing it! ~tina

  11. YUM….that looks and sounds delicious!! I printed it out to try.♥

  12. Oh this looks delish and simple to throw together. My favorite kind!

  13. Oh how perfect! I’m taking a meal to a neighbor this week and this will be just right! Good timing!

  14. This.looks.amazing! can’t wait to try it out on the fam—-could eat mexican food every day—What is that all about!?!?! Thanks for sharing!!

  15. OH my, that sounds scrumptious! It’s going into my list of ones to try right away! Thanks for sharing.

  16. Who wouldn’t love a one pan recipe, I sound like Ina…..I wish I liked Mexican more, love me a Fajita though …but I am such a fussy fart I don’t do sour cream, guacamole, salsa, taco sauce etc….I should be a stick I am so fussy I always have to tweak a recipe….. like this one I wonder if I could use tomato sauce instead of the taco….???

    I have a recipe for you though page 204 of the new BHG ‘ the tomatoes ‘ OMG Rhoda they are fantastic….I don’t like goat cheese (see fussy I tell ya) so I used Feta instead and I nixed the mint….. anyway give it a try it’s really good !!

    How is Eleanor……I would love an Eleanor Post she cracks me up !!! Pls tell her hello 🙂

    All the best,
    Kathy 🙂

  17. Love “meeting” you!!! Us Southern Rhoda girls have to stick together!! I am going to make this recipe right away! Take care, Texas Rhoda

  18. Rhoda, Mexican food is my love language! This looks fabulous! It’s going on the menu! Thanks!

  19. I think I am making this tomorrow night for soccer practice night!

  20. I just made this for dinner- YUM!!! Thanks for sharing we really enjoyed it and I will be making it again.

  21. I wanted to let you know I saved this awhile back & made it this week. It’s absolutely delicious & would be a great meal to make for a family who has experienced a new baby, illness, a death, etc. Great company meal as well.

    Thank you!

  22. I made this in a square Pyrex pan. Was very easy to put together. Smelled yummy in the oven. Served with chopped salad.


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