Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Crock Pot Meatloaf?!

Mr. Lawyer made this meatloaf in Law School and really liked it so I decided to give it a go when he requested meatloaf. The flavor was nothing special, regular meatloaf taste, but it was so moist! Definitely an interesting spin to cook it in the crock pot. Plus it made the apartment smell so good!

On the other hand the picture is horrible! Apologies. In order to get through the gross meatloaf picture (can you ever make meatloaf look pretty?!) I'll start with some yummy chinese food on Fiesta! I was finally able to eat real food yesterday (I had been sticking to cereal since Saturday) so we decided to celebrate by ordering out. Yum yum.
 Gross looking but yummy tasting!
Old-Fashioned Meatloaf
(from Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker)
1.5 pounds ground chuck or meatloaf mix
2/3 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon minced onion or shallot
3 tablespoons grated carrot
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1/2 cup ketchup or tomato chili sauce for topping
1. Place ground meat, oats, and egg in a large mixing bowl. Add ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, onion, carrot, salt, and pepper. Mix together gently but thoroughly. Shape the meat into a mounded oval or loaf.
2. Make a foil cradle to help remove the cooked meatloaf. Take a 14 inch strip of foil, fold it in half lengthwise, and fold again to form a 3 inch strip. Repeat with a second piece. Place both strips in the crock pot in the shape of an X.
3. Place the meat mound in the crock pot and slather on the 1/2 cup ketchup. Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours.
4. To remove grasp the foil handles and lift the meatloaf up and out onto a platter.

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