Healthy Fajita Meatloaf

8 Pieces203 cals

Ready for a healthy spin to one of my favorite quick meals? This Healthy Fajita Meatloaf is not just quick to make but low in fat and absolutely delicious! If you’re looking for a high protein meatloaf recipe to try, this is the one!

Start this meatloaf by adding right into a large mixing bowl 2 pounds of lean ground beef or turkey (I like 93/7), 1/2 cup of rolled oats, 2 large whole eggs, 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper, 1 packet of fajita seasoning mix, 1/2 cup of a Mexican blend cheese, 1/2 cup of chopped red onion, 1 chopped yellow bell pepper, and 1 chopped green bell pepper.

Don’t have fajita seasoning? Make your own!

Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix

  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin, Black Pepper, Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Oregano, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper

However big you want to chop your vegetables is completely up to you. The bigger the cut, the bigger the crunch in your healthy fajita meatloaf!

You can also add other vegetables into your mix, garlic, fresh herbs, spices, and so on. Think outside the box and you’ll have endless healthy fajita meatloaf variations.

Mix all of those ingredients together good. I use a hand to do this but a spoon or any other mixing utensil will work great.

Coat at least a 9×5 pan (this one works great) with some non-stick cooking spray and press your mix into it.

Want more servings? Use multiple pans or scale the recipe below into a bigger pan. Keep in mind, the bigger the pan is…the longer it’ll take to cook.

Put your healthy fajita meatloaf into the oven on 350F/176C for 1 hour.

Take your meatloaf out after 1 hour and top it with 10 tablespoons of your favorite salsa, some sour cream, guacamole, and/or cheese.

Pro tip? Add some heat to the recipe by using a hot salsa!

Ready for dessert? Pair this healthy fajita meatloaf recipe with some Protein Cheesecake.

Healthy Fajita Meatloaf Recipe

Healthy Fajita Meatloaf

A healthy spin on one of our favorite quick meals, Healthy Fajita Meatloaf! This high protein recipe is easy to meal prep and delicious!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy meatloaf, fajitas meatloaf, healthy meatloaf
Servings: 8 Pieces
Calories: 203kcal
Cost: $5
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy meatloaf, fajitas meatloaf, healthy meatloaf
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8 Pieces
Calories: 203kcal
Cost: $5

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds Ground Beef - 32 Ounces 97% Lean (or Ground Turkey)
  • 2 Large Whole Eggs - or 4 Large Egg Whites
  • ½ Cup Rolled Oats - 40g (or Wheat Germ)
  • 1.25 Ounces Fajita Seasoning Mix - 35g Low Sodium
  • ½ Cup Mexican Cheese - 56g Reduced Fat
  • ¼ Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ½ Cup Red Onion
  • 1 Yellow Pepper
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 10 Tablespoons Salsa - 150g

Instructions

  • Chop up your Red Onion, Yellow Pepper, and Green Pepper
  • Add all of your ingredients into a large bowl and mix everything together
  • Take out at least a 9×5 pan, coat it with some non-stick cooking spray, and add your mix in
  • Put your meatloaf into the oven on 350F/176C for 1 hour
  • Top it with your Salsa before cutting it

Video

Notes

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 1625
  • Fat: 37g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 1298mg
  • Carbs: 79g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sugar: 20g
  • Protein: 244g
 
Calories in each piece (if you cut 8):
  • Calories: 203
  • Fat: 4.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Sodium: 162.2mg
  • Carbs: 9.8g
  • Fiber: .8g
  • Sugar: 2.5g
  • Protein: 30.5g

Nutrition

Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.8g | Protein: 30.5g | Fat: 4.6g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Sodium: 162.2mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 2.5g

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds Ground Beef 32 Ounces 97% Lean (or Ground Turkey)
  • 2 Large Whole Eggs or 4 Large Egg Whites
  • ½ Cup Rolled Oats 40g (or Wheat Germ)
  • 1.25 Ounces Fajita Seasoning Mix 35g Low Sodium
  • ½ Cup Mexican Cheese 56g Reduced Fat
  • ¼ Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ½ Cup Red Onion
  • 1 Yellow Pepper
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 10 Tablespoons Salsa 150g

Instructions

  • Chop up your Red Onion, Yellow Pepper, and Green Pepper
  • Add all of your ingredients into a large bowl and mix everything together
  • Take out at least a 9×5 pan, coat it with some non-stick cooking spray, and add your mix in
  • Put your meatloaf into the oven on 350F/176C for 1 hour
  • Top it with your Salsa before cutting it

Video

Notes

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 1625
  • Fat: 37g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 1298mg
  • Carbs: 79g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sugar: 20g
  • Protein: 244g
 
Calories in each piece (if you cut 8):
  • Calories: 203
  • Fat: 4.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Sodium: 162.2mg
  • Carbs: 9.8g
  • Fiber: .8g
  • Sugar: 2.5g
  • Protein: 30.5g

Nutrition

Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.8g | Protein: 30.5g | Fat: 4.6g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Sodium: 162.2mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 2.5g

9 Comments

  1. Sadie on December 22, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Okay, I’m officially obsessed with your site! Awesome content!!

  2. Michael on August 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

    This recipe looks awesome, can’t wait to try it. What’s your recommended salsa recipe?

  3. Jessica on June 12, 2015 at 12:00 am

    What do you think about stuffing these in green peppers instead of making a loaf?

  4. Tim Pham on May 26, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Awesome! I’m going to make this tonight as part of my weekly food prep. Any recommended veggies to go with this?

  5. David on May 26, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Please make an app. Even if you charge for it I would d/l it. Be great to be able to quickly access recipes while I’m at the grocery store. Oh, and do you think you can make a tiramisu?

    You rock!

    DSK

    • Derek Howes on May 26, 2015 at 12:00 am

      Thanks David! I’m working on a tiramisu (my favorite dessert). Gotta perfect it before I put it up! 🙂

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