Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Slow Cooker Melt-in-Your-Mouth Meatloaf

I decided to challenge myself with the crockpot this week, and make something that was totally out of my realm. (I challenged myself last week with rather grim results, by making Bananas Foster in the crockpot. It did not come out well, so be warned.) I found a recipe for a slow cooked meatloaf, and was curious enough to give it a try. I think this is going to be my new favorite way to make meatloaf. There have been times when I have made it the traditional way, i.e. baking it in the oven, and have taken it out, sliced it, and those slices have fallen to bits. That was my fear for this meatloaf, but it didn't happen. The slices were absolutely beautiful, and the taste? Well, the title "Melts in Your Mouth" describes this perfectly. It is delicious! 

If you haven't tried making meatloaf in the crockpot, consider doing it, and I mean now! You can even make the meatloaf the night before, keep it covered in the fridge, and then put it into the crockpot in the morning. I'd advise you to spray the inside of the crock with Pam, particularly on the sides, in order to make cleanup easy. This one's a keeper folks.
Slow Cooker Melt-in-Your-Mouth Meatloaf
Adapted from Allrecipes.com

1 egg
1/4 cup plus 1 T. whole milk
1/3 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon dried minced onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2 T. ketchup
1 pound ground chuck

2 T. ketchup
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Combine egg, milk, breadcrumbs, onion, salt, sage, mushrooms, and ketchup in a large bowl. Crumble ground beef over mixture, and stir well to combine. Shape into a round loaf; place in a 4.5-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low until a meat thermometer reads 160°F, about 5 to 6 hours.

Whisk ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl; spoon sauce over meat loaf. Continue to cook on Low for an additional 20-30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.


Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

YUMMMMMMMM!!! I love meatloaf and just made three large loaves on Sunday.....two for the freezer, one for dinner. I might just try cooking one in the slow cooker to see how it comes out - thanks for the suggestion!

Linda said...

My fam loves my meatloaf, but I've never tried it in a crockpot. I can see how it would make it more tender! Your recipe looks wonderful Pattie. :)

Marigene said...

That looks delicious, Pattie...and I have that new smaller crockpot, so will be trying this recipe out, soon. I have a small pork loin in it right now to make into pulled pork!
Hope you are staying warm, with what I am hoping is the last really cold weather we are having this winter.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Thanks for this wonderful recipe. I love Meat Loaf and in the crock pot, WOW.

Next time I make meat loaf will try this.

Hope all is well and your having a warm weekend.


Miz Helen said...

Great Slow Cooker Meatloaf, the seasons are awesome! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
Miz Helen