Sunday, December 8, 2019

Slow Cooker Meatloaf

With this Slow Cooker Meatloaf, you lot tin whip upward the classic comfort of meatloaf alongside tiresome cooker convenience.

 you lot tin whip upward the classic comfort of meatloaf alongside tiresome cooker convenience Slow Cooker Meatloaf

Wow, was it ever a gorgeous autumn weekend hither inward North Carolina!  While I did pass some fourth dimension outdoors to bask the beautiful weather, strangely plenty the pleasantly cooler weather condition made me desire to last inward the kitchen.  Oh, who am I kidding? ... pretty much any weather condition {except high-temperature scorchers} makes me desire to last inward the kitchen.

So I spent most of Sabbatum doing initial trial runs of 3 novel recipes too whipping upward a classic comfort nutrient dinner, including this Slow Cooker Meatloaf.

Until recently, I had never idea of cooking meatloaf inward the crockpot.  But I'm too thus glad to choose at in ane trial discovered this method.

I absolutely adore meatloaf ... particularly making meatloaf sandwiches alongside the leftovers.  But truth last told, I choose ever had problem cooking it myself.  Yup.  My meatloaf has ever turned out dry.  Way likewise dry out for my liking.

Well, guess what?

Cooking meatloaf inward the tiresome cooker keeps it prissy too super moist.  With this cooking method, my dry out meatloaf work is solved!

 you lot tin whip upward the classic comfort of meatloaf alongside tiresome cooker convenience Slow Cooker Meatloaf

When cooking meatloaf inward the tiresome cooker, you lot mix together "traditional" meatloaf ingredients, cast them into the bottom of the tiresome cooker, too create the meat mixture for nearly v or six hours.  Then, pour on the sauce topping for the concluding xxx minutes or too thus of cooking time.

Since the tiresome cooker naturally traps inward moisture, the trial is a moist too tender meatloaf that's non ane fleck dry out at all.

One affair to signal out, though, is that the fatty released from the meat during cooking volition collect every bit grease approximately the edges too on the transcend of the meat.  Before spreading on the sauce, I spoon off every bit much of this grease every bit I can.  The residual stays behind inward the crockpot when I elevator the meatloaf out to a serving platter. 

So for a classic comfort nutrient dinner, whip upward this tiresome cooker meatloaf, some mashed potatoes, steamed greenish beans, too peradventure fifty-fifty some pumpkin biscuits alongside pecan-honey butter like I did this by Saturday.  Mmmmm, mmmmm.  We were inward comfort nutrient heaven!

Now excuse me, delight ... I've got to become brand a delicious meatloaf sandwich to convey for my tiffin tomorrow.  Made alongside prissy too moist meatloaf, courtesy of my tiresome cooker!

 you lot tin whip upward the classic comfort of meatloaf alongside tiresome cooker convenience Slow Cooker Meatloaf

Slow Cooker Meatloaf
Source:  A Tracey creation, adapted from my Mom's classic meatloaf recipe
(Printable recipe)
  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef (I utilisation 85% lean)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 c. milk
  • 3/4 c. Italian-style seasoned breadstuff crumbs
  • 1 medium-sized onion, diced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 c. tomato sauce*
  • 1/2 c. tomato sauce*
  • 1 tsp. yellow mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. dried sage
  • pinch nutmeg
  • pinch black pepper
  1. FOR THE MEATLOAF: Place all meatloaf ingredients inward a large mixing bowl; mix until good combined. Place meatloaf mixture inward a tiresome cooker, roofing the entire bottom too patting mixture to the shape of the tiresome cooker.
  2. Cook on depression setting for v to six hours.
  3. FOR THE SAUCE: Combine all sauce ingredients inward a pocket-sized bowl. Cover too refrigerate piece the meatloaf cooks.
  4. When the meatloaf has xxx minutes of cooking fourth dimension remaining, spoon or pour out some of the grease inward the tiresome cooker. Spread the sauce on transcend of the meatloaf. Turn the tiresome cooker to high too create for xxx to a greater extent than minutes.
  5. Remove meatloaf to a serving plate (I utilisation ii spatulas to elevator if from the tiresome cooker) too permit represent v minutes earlier slicing. Slice too serve.
* Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 full of 1 (8 oz.) tin of tomato plant sauce is used inward this recipe.

Note - Change upward the seasonings to suit your personal gustatory modality ... this recipe is real flexible.