Stuffed Mexican Meatloaf

         Yield: 8 Servings
Categories: Hamburger, Beef, Meats

2 lb Ground Beef Chuck 8 oz (1 cn) Tomato Sauce 1/2 c Taco Seasoning Mix * PLUS 2 tb Taco Seasoning Mix * 1/3 c Chopped Green Pepper 1/3 c Finely Chopped Onion 1 1/2 Slices White Bread ** 1 Large Egg, Slightly Beaten 2 c Shredded Cheddar Cheese 1/2 c Sour Cream Cheddar Cheese Slices ---------------------------------GARNISHES--------------------------------- Avocado Slices Cherry Tomatoes * Total Amount of Taco Seasoing mix is 1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons. ** Tear bread slices into fresh bread crumbs. ~------------------------------------------------------ ~----------------- Combine ground beef, tomato sauce, taco seasoning mix, green pepper, onion, bread crumbs and egg; mix thoroughly. Combine shredded cheese and sour cream. Place half the meat mixture in 9 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 2 3/4-inch loaf pan. Make deep well the length of loaf; place cheese mixture in well. Place remaining meat mixture on top of cheese; seal well. Bake in moderate oven (375 degrees F.) 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours. Pour off drippings. Top meatloaf with overlapping cheese triangles. Let meatloaf stand 8 to 10 minutes. Place on serving platter and garnish with avocado slies; place cherry tomato in center of each avocado slice.