Sunday, October 13, 2013

Slow Cooker Meatloaf

Take 10 minutes out of your morning to make this dish before leaving work. I was skeptical on this recipe, but it turned out really well and flavorful! It definitely doesn't take place of our favorite meatloaf recipe, but this one is easy and requires minimal prepwork. Perfect for a weeknight, and what's not to love about having it cook for you while you're gone all day?

  • 8-10 carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 lb Bob Evans sausage roll
  • 1 lb ground beef*
  • 1 cup ketchup, divided
  • 1 packet dry onion soup mix (1.25 oz)
  • 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 large eggs

  1. Place cut carrots onto the bottom of your slow cooker. (This is important as vegetables take longer to cook down than meat. Thus, having the carrots towards the bottom of the heating unit ensures it will cook the veggies.)
  2. In a large bowl, combine sausage, beef, 1/2 cup ketchup, dry onion soup mix, breadcrumbs, and eggs. 
  3. When well combined, shape your loaf to fit into your slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours (I let mine cook for 12 hours).
  5. Spread the remaining 1/2 cup ketchup on top of meatloaf for 30 minutes before serving. Cover and continue cooking on low heat for 30 additional minutes.
*Note: I would recommend using a lean cut of beef (preferably ground sirloin). I didn't want fat to render and just sit around in my slow cooker with my carrots.

Source: Adapted from Bob Evans


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