Thursday, August 5, 2010

Hope's Meatloaf

Thank goodness I've got some good news to report tonight!  Phew!!!  I was getting worried I was losing my Slow Cooker touch!

Justin, Ella and I ate a delicious Meatloaf dinner tonight and EVERYONE ate it!  Justin and I both had seconds, and Ella, well, let's be happy she actually tried it, liked it and ate most of her helping!

Justin couldn't stop talking about how delicious this meatloaf was.  It was kind of sweet from the onions and the Slow Cooker kept the meat tender and moist.  It really was the perfect Meatloaf!  I simply served this with some freshly steamed green beans and mashed potatoes!

I'm excited to share this recipe with you, so here it is!

Hope's Meatloaf

(4 servings, so adjust according to the size of your family!)
1 lb. lean ground beef
3/4 cup Onion, chopped
2/3 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
3-4 dashes Hot Sauce
2 eggs, lightly beaten (or 1 extra large egg)
1 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. Oregano
1/2 tsp. Basil
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/4 tsp. black pepper
AND if you have it, add 1/2 tsp. of Tastefully Simple's Onion Onion (YUMMY!!!)
To make it easier to get the meatloaf our of your Slow Cooker, you can construct foil handles.  These are not completely necessary, but they really do make it super easy to lift that meatloaf right out of that Slow Cooker when it's serving time!

I tore off 4 pieces of foil and folded them into 1" strips.  I then connected them together to make somewhat of an "H"..........As you're doing this, be mindful of the size of your Slow Cooker insert.

Then, lay your foil contraption into your Slow Cooker insert like so.....

Mix all of the Meatloaf ingredients together and form  into the shape of Meatloaf you desire.  Place into the bottom of your insert like so.......

Then, cook on LOW for 5-6 hours.  Pull out of the slow cooker you're using with your lovely foil handles.


TIPS:  You can make this same Meatloaf with Turkey as well.  If you don't care for onions as much as we do, add less.  I always eat my Meatloaf with Open Pit BBQ sauce, but that's because I have an unnatural obsession with Open Pit and will put it on just about anything and everything! 
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  1. I havent made meatloaf in probably a year. I am not a big fan of it but my husband is. I had 1lb of ground sirloin in the fridge and wanted to make something different or something I hadnt made before, I went to your site and looked. I made it and I have to say it is by far the best meatloaf I have ever had. The only thing different I did was I also added BBQ sauce and Ketchup to the mixture(I alwyas have done this when making meatloaf) I didnt measure but if I had to say maybe 1/4 cup each. My 5 year old had 2 servings because she loved it! My husband loved it too. Lets just say I will be making my meatloaf like this from now on.

    Thank you!

    Danielle (Facebook)

  2. I was wondering what size slow cooker you use to cook your meat-loaf. I used a 6 quart slow cooker and it cooked through but did not brown.