Meatloaf is an American standard for dinner, and you can make it easily by learning how to make slow cooker meatloaf. Mix the ingredients the night before, and put it in the slow cooker the next morning, and dinner is cooked. Add your favorite vegetables and salad to make the perfect meal effortlessly.
To make slow cooker meatloaf, you will need:
- Two pounds ground beef or turkey
- Dry onion soup mix
- ½ cup plain bread crumbs
- Two Eggs
- One cup ketchup
- Combine ingredients. Place the meat, onion soup mix, bread crumbs, ½ cup ketchup and eggs in a large bowl. Wash your hands with soap and water. Mix the ingredients thoroughly using your hands. Mold the meatloaf into a shape and size that will fit in the slow cooker, leaving at least ½ inch space from the sides, using your hands.
- Cook slow cooker meatloaf. Place the meatloaf in the bottom of the slow cooker and cover with the lid. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for six to eight hours. Thirty minutes before serving, cover the top of the meatloaf with the remaining ketchup. Remove the meatloaf from the slow cooker and cut into one inch slices. Serve hot with vegetables, potatoes, cole slaw, French fried potatoes or salad.
- Leftovers. Cold meatloaf makes great sandwiches. Just slice the cold meatloaf in ½ inch slices and place on bread with mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato.
For a tangy flavor, substitute the ketchup for your favorite barbecue sauce.
Mixing the cold ground meat can be painful to your hands. Take the ground meat out of the refrigerator at least one hour before mixing.
Beth Hensperger, Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook, Harvard Common Press 2005.
Betty Crocker Editors, Betty Crocker’s Slow Cooker Cookbook, MacMillan 1999.