Mexican Meatloaf Muffins

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 10 servings (or 20 muffins


Baked in muffin cups, these tasty Mexican Meatloaf Muffins get an extra taste sensation from the taco seasoning. These are the perfect size to freeze and serve to kids of all ages.

Feed your family twice, but only cook once! This recipe is already doubled. Just serve your family half and freeze the rest. Ready in less than one hour.


  • 3 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 2 pkts. (1.25 oz. each) taco seasoning mix
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley (optional)
  • Shredded lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped tomatoes (optional)


PREHEAT oven to 350º F.

COMBINE ground beef, evaporated milk, eggs, ketchup, quick oats, taco seasoning, black pepper and parsley in large bowl until just mixed. Divide meat mixture into 20 ungreased muffin cups; mound tops slightly.

BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until no longer pink in center. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from muffin cups.

SERVE half the meatloaf muffins over lettuce, cheese and tomatoes, if desired. Makes enough for two 5-serving meals or 20 muffins.

• Freeze half the meatloaf muffins for another meal. Wrap each in freezer wrap; freeze. To reheat, microwave unwrapped frozen meatloaf muffin on HIGH (100% power) for 2 minutes. If thawed, microwave for 1 minute.
• Meat Loaf mixture can be divided into two ungreased 8 x 4-inch loaf pans instead of muffin cups. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until no longer pink in center.
• Serve taco sauce along with the muffins.
• For a more “comfort food” type meal, serve with mashed potatoes. Slice and serve on a dinner roll or wrapped in a flour tortilla. These are quite portable, great for school lunches along with a packet of ketchup.

Super Supper!

by J. Jan , Blytheville, AR on May. 2009

This makes a GREAT sunday nite meal. Will definitely make again.

So many options!

by R. Rachel , McHenry, IL on Aug. 2008

I just made these the other day, and rather than use Mexican seasoning, I used Italian seasoning. We loved it! I'll be making the Mexican version sometime soon. I'm 7 1/2 months pregnant, so the leftovers will come in really handy in a few months.

Muffins for dogs

by s. sandra , CHICKAMAUGA, GA on Jul. 2008

I tried this and my family loved it! So my little CiCi Chi dog, just watched as we ate this and i thought why not? I left out the spices and added a can of mixed veg's! Bow-Wow, she loved it! So easy to freeze them and on a hot day just give it to her to eat on or take on a long walk! GREAT!!!! Thanks!

Surpising Meatloaf

by V. Vilma , ST/JOSEPH, WA on May. 2008

Made this for my family get-together,everyone loved it .I added corn & cheese to the meat mixture and also added cheese to the top of the meatloaf during the last 5 minutes of baking.

Mexican Meatloaf Muffins

by G. Gloria , HOUSTON, TX on Apr. 2008

Cooked this dish and my husband and neighbors loved it.The tast was good and different. Even though it reminds you of a regular meatloaf cooked in muffins pans.The oats is what I liked being added to to dish. Keep the recipes coming I'm enjoying something different with items that you have in your cabinet and don't have to go out and buy other seasoning for your recipes. You're just cooking them a different way. Thanks Mrs Guillory

Great Muffin Meatloaves

by K. Kathleen , RICHMOND, IN on Mar. 2008

This is just great-tastes great, easy to make. I love being able to freeze a meal or two and having it taste just as great out of the freezer as when first baked.


by S. SHAR , Dallas/OR on Mar. 2008

The american classic! So good and it was always a treat my mom did was bake the meat loaf in muffin tins. This was great and I was overwhelmed with memories of my childhood! Thanks.

quick and simple

by t. teresa , GODEFFROY, NY on Mar. 2008

This is one of the easiest and tasty meals I have done and it truly is double duty since you can freeze the extras for another day. Loved it.

Mexican Meatloaf Muffins

by J. Jack , GRAND CHUTE, WI on Mar. 2008

I love meatloaf and this is an interesting new recipe. My wife loves Mexican.

Freezer Proof Meatloaf Muffins

by J. Julie , DACONO, CO on Mar. 2008

Good for make ahead recipes. Make a batch, then freeze single muffins to reheat at a later date. Nice and easy for singles.