• Serves 8
  • Makes 14
  • 50 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 7 Ingredients


This is a great recipe for the kids to pretty much make on their own (from primary school age up). It’s also a brilliant meal to serve when you have a bunch of people coming over – everyone can help themselves and no washing up! I used to make this with just smoked paprika but the McCormick Flavour Shot (CHILLI CON CARNE) has made it even more of a hit in our house. The kids even took the leftovers for lunch to school today.

Ingredients (serves 8 | makes 14 Slices)

  • 1 kg Pork & Veal Mince (or you could use beef or chicken)
  • 1 400g tin Red Kidney Beans or Black Frijole Beans
  • 1 medium Brown onion, finely diced
  • 1 medium Zucchini, grated or finely chopped
  • 1 medium Carrot, grated or finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 McCormick Flavour Shot - CHILLI CON CARNE


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius and have a middle tray in the oven ready to go.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, add a pinch of salt and a pinch of freshly ground black pepper and then mix really well. You can either mix this with a fork or spoon or get your hands dirty for a minute or two!
  3. Lightly spray a rectangular oven proof baking dish or a loaf shaped tin with olive oil.
  4. Heap the well mixed mince mixture into the baking dish and distribute evenly. If the mix is slightly larger than the dish, form it into a loaf shape at the top.
  5. Drizzle a tiny bit of Extra Virgin Olive Oil over the top of the meatloaf and then place into the oven.
  6. Cook for 35 - 40 minutes rotating the dish at 20 minutes. Check to see if juices from the centre of the meatloaf run clear. If they don't, cook for another 10 - 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven, cover with foil and allow to rest for 10 - 15 minutes (it will reabsorb some of the juices).
  8. Remove from the dish, slice and arrange on a platter and serve with the standard Mexican accompaniments (like sour cream, jalapenos, avocade or guacamole, cheese etc).
  9. Serving is easy - pop a slice of Meatloaf Con Carne into a tortilla, add your favourite accompaniments and enjoy!


We love to serve a Mexican Slaw whenever we have something like this. Slice 1/4 standard cabbage as finely as possible, add 1/2 cup cooked corn kernels (fresh, frozen or tinned), finely slice capsicum, finely slice tomato (seeds removed) and some finely sliced fresh pineapple and combine in a mixing bowl with the juice of 1 lemon and 2 tabs of mayo or sour cream. Remember to add the dressing just before you serve to ensure it retains it's crunch!

  • This sounds awesome……im going to ahve to try this


  • Sounds great – I have usually done a BBQ meatloaf but it’s for 12, so this one seems more manageable for me. Thanks for sharing.


  • This sounds like a lovely dinner idea, thanks.


  • Ooh, I love this. I know it will be a winner in our house. Putting the Flavour Shot on the shopping list now!


  • A meatloaf is handy when a big crowd comes over the floor !

    • That’s why I love meatloaf too – feeds a lot of hungry tummies!


  • Thank you for sharing this recipes and the hints given too. Will be trying all of this, the slaw sounds delish too.


  • Delicious recipe that I have to make it.Thanks for sharing.


  • This is a meatloaf with a punch,so good! Thanks!


  • This is a great idea, I can’t wait to make it.


  • Like a good meatloaf, will have to try this version.


  • A new tasty twist on meatloaf and looks and sounds tasty.


  • love this recipe though. thanks again


  • wow i have yet to try meatloaf


  • Thanks for sharing this recipe, it sounds delicious and looks tasty.


  • Worth a try thanks for sharing


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