Jun 03

Salsa Meatloaf made with Jennie-O Ground Turkey

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If you are anything like me you bought a few bags of Tortilla Chips and a jar of Salsa to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but also like me you didn’t use the entire jar of salsa.  So there it sits in the refrigerator until the next time you want to dip in a tortilla chip … which is no time soon. 

I kept pushing that jar of salsa from one side of a shelf in the refrigerator to the other until I realized that I could probably use it to make a meatloaf or even turkey burgers instead of throwing it away.

Salsa meatloaf made with Jennie-O ground turkey

Using the following ingredients I decided to make enough meatloaf to last two days because I had a meeting the next day after work and wouldn’t get home until late.

ingredients for salsa meatloaf


  • 3 pound package of Jennie-O Ground Turkey
  • 1 – 1/2 cups salsa
  • 1 – 1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 – 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 Package of Taco Seasoning


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix the ground turkey, salsa, bread crumbs, cheese, eggs, and seasoning package. Transfer to a 5×9 inch loaf pan.
  3. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, or to a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees F (72 degrees C). 

mixed meatloaf ingredients

I also made a pot of Kale which is one of my favorite veggies to serve with any meal.  To the boiling water I added one bunch of kale, Apple Cider Vinegar, chopped onions and a few sprinkles of white sugar. 

pans of meatloaf made with ground turkey

Every time I make meatloaf, I think about Ralphie, the kid from “A Christmas Story” remember when he complains about this all too often served meal – meatloaf meatloaf beetloaf!

Jennie-O Ground Turkey

What is your favorite way to cook meatloaf?  

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Disclosure:  I am a member of the Jennie-O Switch Circle and have received products to facilitate my reviews.  All opinions are 100% my own.


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  1. Too hot for meatloaf now but I have made it like this before – yum!

    1. Yes it was an end of the season recipe – next will be turkey burgers stuffed with spinach and cheese on the grill for the 4th!

    • staciesayzso on June 4, 2016 at 10:01 am
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    Okay that’s a new take on meatloaf that I would try. But I agree, I wait until the fall and winter to make it.

    1. Yes it just started getting hot here – so the next time I will make burgers for the grill! Have a great weekend.

  2. O my this is amazing and I am going to Pin this to make! WOW & super yum girl. I ended up making taco burgers out of mine!

    1. Your previous recipe was awesome and I was going to make it but didn’t want to copy you!!! I love what you make in the kitchen.

  3. I love The Christmas Story! That was a funny part when the brother didn’t want to eat his meatloaf. I never have made meatloaf with turkey meat, pinning this for later to try it out. #ProductReviewParty

  4. I love to make Turkey meatloaf, going to have to try this, thanks for sharing as I never would have thought to use salsa for this! #ProductReviewParty

    1. I didn’t think about it until I pushed that jar for the umteenth time! Thank you.

  1. […]  As a member of theJennie-O Switch Circle, I am provided with products throughout the year in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions […]

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