Tex-Mex Meatloaf Burritos

This isn’t your average meatloaf.

This is meatloaf dressed to the nines.

Personal-sized meatloaves wrapped in tortillas with green chiles, tomatoes, cheddar cheese and tortilla chip crumbs topped with a fried onion and avocado garnish. Otherwise known as meatloaf burritos.

One of the best things in the entire universe.

When I say I could eat meatloaf everyday I’m not exaggerating. Whether it’s a classic version or one with more pizzazz like this southwestern version my taste buds do a happy dance.

Every single time.

Without fail.

Mini Tex-Mex Meatloaf Burritos

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 4 mini meatloaves

Mini Tex-Mex Meatloaf Burritos

Personal-sized meatloaves wrapped in tortillas with green chiles, tomatoes, cheddar cheese and tortilla chip crumbs topped with a fried onion and avocado garnish.


2 tablespoons butter, plus more for greasing pan
1 + 1/3 pounds ground sirloin
1/2 cup diced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (11 ounce) can diced tomatoes & green chiles
2/3 cup tortilla chip crumbs (whiz tortilla chips in a food processor)
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon Worcestershire
1 + 1/3 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 teaspoon oregano, crushed between fingertips (preferably Mexican)
1 teaspoon chile powder
coarse salt and fresh black pepper
4 (10" or 12") flour tortillas
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 ripe Hass avocado, cubed
fresh chopped cilantro or parsley (optional)
sour cream, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with foil and grease lightly with butter.
  2. To a large mixing bowl add the sirloin, onion, garlic, tomatoes, tortilla crumbs, eggs, Worcestershire, cheese, and spices including about 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt and about 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Use a fork to combine.
  3. Divide meat into 4 equal portions right in the bowl. Lay a flour tortilla out and add a portion of the meat a few inches from the edge - form into a "loaf" shape. Fold the end over the meat and then the sides, roll up and place on baking sheet seam side down. Repeat until all the burritos are made.
  4. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and use a pastry brush to coat the burritos all over. Bake 25-30 minutes to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Check the burritos halfway through and if they are starting to brown too much cover them with foil.
  5. To make the topping heat a medium-size skillet over medium-low heat and melt butter and olive oil together. Add onion and cook until soft and browned, stirring often. Toss with the avocado, season with salt and pepper.
  6. To serve slice meatloaf with a serrated knife into 1" thick rounds. Garnish with onion mixture, fresh herbs and sour cream.

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  1. redkathy says

    Brilliant, delicious idea Reeni! I make a Tex Mex meatloaf but never in a million years would I have thought of something so creative and yummy as this one. Good recipe for using up the chip crumbles at the bottom of the bag too.

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