crockpot meatloaf

Crock Pot Meatloaf

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It is a funny thing about good intentions.  I have good intentions to blog more than I do.  I have good intentions to share many thoughts that race around my head each day.  But the sorry truth is that I may have the intention to undertake good actions but fail to take action.  Does this sound familiar at all? Hakodate Japan Silversea
For the better part of September my sous-chef dish-washing mom, Chief Culinary Consultant and I were traveling.  We went on a fabulous cruise that took us up the Alaskan coast, across the Bering Sea to Russia with a final destination in Tokyo, Japan!  For weeks before our trip I double blogged posts so that you, my dear reader, would not be without scriptures and new recipes throughout September.
welcome to hakodateBut then a strange thing happened.  I came home, got the flu and all my blogging good intentions went right out the window! Now, after a good recovery from the flu, jet lag and a zillion loads of laundry, we are on the downhill side of October and I am wondering how I got here.   I hope you will forgive my good intentions with bad follow through!

Hakodate Japan bayWhen my niece Crystal began nursing school this fall she asked me for crock-pot recipes to help her get through the week between long days of nursing, tons of homework, and feeding a hungry family of 5 each evening!

meatloaf in crockpotThis summer my daughter-in-law Joddie told me that when she makes meatloaf she always cooks it in the crock-pot.  Whaaat?  I had never even thought about making meatloaf in the crock-pot.  Would my favorite meat loaf recipe work in a crock-pot?
cooked meatloafThe answer is … heck yes!

sliced meatloafOh my gosh, this is wonderful. I don’t know why but the meatloaf is denser when cooked in the crock pot.  It slices beautifully.

I dare to say any meatloaf recipe will work cooking it this way, but I think all meatloaf is better with a tasty topping.  I used 2 pounds of hamburger but my crock-pot would have held double that amount.  I cooked on high for 3 hours because I started it after 2 p.m.  If you have more time, you can cook on low for 6 to 7 hours.  My crock-pot runs hot even on low and so you should adjust according to your cooker.

crockpot meatloafIn the absence of time (2 minutes) it takes to mix up this topping, using a bottle of Heinz Chili Sauce works well too!

Have a tasty week!
Catherine

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
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4 thoughts on “Crock Pot Meatloaf”

  1. I had never heard of crock pot meatloaf! I make a mean meatloaf so gave it a try….love it and I didn’t mind the denser texture because when eating the leftovers on sandwiches it sliced well and stayed together! Thanks Aunt Catherine! glad you are feeling better 🙂

  2. Hope your feeling better now! Sounds like a wonderful trip you had with your mother. I know all to well about intensions! Most of the time I just run out of time! Must try this, love meatloaf. Blessings to you and yours.

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