Tex-Mex Meat Loaves and Potatoes Packets
- 4 (18 x 12-inch) sheets heavy duty aluminum foil
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup salsa, divided
- 1/4 cup finely crushed tortilla chips or dry bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon chili powder, divided
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, divided
- 1 pound extra lean ground beef
- 1 1/3 pounds (4 medium) potatoes, cut in 1/2-inch cubes
- 1 (4 1/2 ounce) can chopped green chiles, undrained
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)
- Heat oven to 450 degrees F or grill to medium-high. Spray foil with nonstick
- Center one-fourth of onion on each sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil.
- Combine 1/4 cup salsa, tortilla chips, 2 teaspoons chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon
garlic salt and 1/4 teaspoon cumin; add ground beef.
- Shape mixture into four meat loaves, flattening slightly; place one loaf
on top of each onion.
- Spoon remaining salsa over meat loaves.
- Combine potatoes with chiles, remaining chili powder, garlic salt and cumin;
place beside meat loaves.
- Bring up foil sides. Double fold top and ends to seal packet, leaving room
for heat circulation inside.
- Repeat to make four packets.
- Bake 30 to 35 minutes on a cookie sheet in oven or grill 18 to 22 minutes
in covered grill.
- Sprinkle with cheese before serving, if desired.
Yield: 4 servings
Disclaimer: For health reasons, we do not encourage cooking in aluminum foil. We suggest either parchment baking paper or, if grilling, natural cedar wraps.