Above Is How Your Meatloaf Will Look In The Crock Pot
You'll want to line your crock pot or slow cooker with tin foil and then put your meat loaf in the tin foil in the crock pot. This is one of the few recipes where you should line your crock pot with tin foil before you cook your food in it
Meat Loaf Is The All American Food
I think of meatloaf as the All American Food. I remember my late Grandmother Hattie Propst and my late Mom her daughter Virginia Walker making wonderful meatloafs. My Grandmother Hattie Propst would cook all day every Saturday to serve a feast every Sunday after church and meatloaf was always one of the things she would make.
Later on my Mom Virginia Walker made almost the same meatloaf but not quite. My Mom made a tomato gravy that she served with her meatloaf and it was so delicious. My Mom's meatloaf is still made all over the south today because she taught cooking classes for years.
Later on I became a Chef and started making and serving what I considered to be some of the best meat loaf ever at cafes all over the south. I came up with my own recipes for meatloaf and I've even made meatloaf out of alligator and it was delicious.
Today people are so busy so they need a really good and quick way to make a delicious meatloaf in the crock pot.
Ingredients For Your Crock Pot Meat Loaf
1. 2 tablespoons of olive oil
2. 2 cups of diced onions
3. 2 teaspoon of ground sea salt
4. freshly ground pepper to taste
5. 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
6. 1/3 cup of low-sodium chicken broth
7. 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
8. 3 pounds of 85 percent ground beef
9. 1/2 cup of fresh parsley, minced
10. 2 eggs
11. 1/2 cup of plain dry breadcrumbs
12. 1 cup of ketchup
Instructions For Putting Your Meatloaf Together
Pour olive oil in a sauté pan and cook unions until soft and translucent over medium low heat. You don't want them to start browning.
Add salt and pepper to the onions.
Stir in chicken broth, soy sauce, and tomato paste.
In a large bowl, combine onion mixture, parsley, eggs, and breadcrumbs.
Use a fork to gently combine.
Don't overwork the meat mixture as this will make the meatloaf dense.
Prepare the slow cooker.
Use three sheets of foil laid over each other to line the slower cooker.
Fold sides of foil down to create handles you can use to remove the meatloaf from the slow cooker.
Place meatloaf mixture into slow cooker and form into loaf shape.
Pour ketchup over the top.
Cook meatloaf until it reaches160 degrees. About 4 hours on low.
Once meatloaf is cooked, remove from slow cooker using the handles of the foil.
Optional : You can place the meatloaf under the broiler for about 5 minutes to caramelize the ketchup.
Above is what your meat loaf will look like when it comes out of the crock pot. The tin foil makes it easy for you to use the tin foil to lift the meat loaf out of the crock pot.
I like to serve my meat loaf with green bean casserole and mashed potatoes. If you click those links you'll find wonderful recipes for those items. Cheddar Bay Biscuits go great with this meal also. Click Here for that recipe.
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