FIVE INGREDIENT COOKING: Not your usual meatloaf

Pam Griffin

Cheesy Taco Meatloaf

2 pounds ground beef

1 jar (16 oz.) picante sauce

1 cup crushed tortilla chips

1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Thoroughly mix the beef, 2/3 cup picante sauce and tortilla chips in a large bowl. Place the beef mixture into a 3-quart shallow baking pan and shape into an 8 x 4-inch loaf.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until the meatloaf is cooked through.

Sprinkle the meatloaf with the cheese. Bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Heat the remaining picante sauce in a 1-quart saucepan over medium heat to a boil. Serve the sauce with the meatloaf. Serves 8.

BBQ Meatloaf

1 lb. ground beef

1/2 cup barbecue sauce

1/2 cup quick oats, uncooked

1/2 cup onion, chopped finely, or 1 packet onion soup mix

1 egg, beaten

Salt and pepper, to taste

Mix all ingredients except 1/4 cup of the barbecue sauce.

Shape into loaf in 12 x 8-inch baking dish. Add remaining sauce on top, or save to top after baking.

Bake at 375 for 45 to 50 minutes or until cooked through. Let stand 5 minutes.

Serve 4.

Vegetarian Meatloaf

1 (16 oz.) carton cottage cheese

4 eggs, beaten

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 (1 oz.) envelope dry onion soup mix

1 1/2 to 2 1/2 cups corn flakes

1/4 cup chopped onion

1 cup finely chopped walnuts, optional

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a loaf pan.

In a large bowl, combine ingredients. Spoon into prepared pan.

Bake for 60 to 70 minutes. Let the loaf rest for 5 to 10 minutes; turn out onto serving platter.

Makes 8 servings.

Five ingredients do not count salt, pepper, butter, oil and optional ingredients.