Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Comfort Food! Slow Cooker Style...

With the weather being the way it is (upper 90's with 100+ heat index) the last thing we wanted to do is turn the oven on for an hour for supper. This was most discouraging when I did a pantry raid and found that really the only thing we could make without going to the store would be meatloaf. Hmm...what to do! So I found this recipe on and altered it to our liking. It was SOO good! It was moist and fell apart, which is great since I just had my wisdom teeth removed last Friday! We served this with some mashed potatoes and corn. It was a great comfort food dish and even more comforting to me, since I have lived on pudding and applesauce for 5 days. :o) I apologize that I do not have a picture of this meal. My camera was not cooperating tonight and I was hungry and just wanted to eat! I will warn you though that it is not a "beautiful dish" by any means, but it is mighty tasty!

Slow Cooker Meatloaf

2 beaten eggs
3/4 cup milk
2/3 cup bread crumbs
1 lb ground beef
1/2 onion soup packet (I used Liptons)
1/2 of each a red and green pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp red pepper
salt and pepper to taste

Sauce **this is so good! we usually just use ketchup**

1/4 cup ketchup
1 tsp dry mustard
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp nutmeg

  1. Combine eggs with milk, bread crumbs,onion,salt,and sage,and meat.
  2. Mix well and shape into a 9x5 in. rectangle or oval.
  3. Carefully place into slowcooker pot.
  4. Cook on low for about 6-7 hrs.
  5. Combine sauce ingredients and pour over meat loaf and cook on high for about 15 minutes. I did this step an hour before serving and just continued to cook on low. It was perfect!


Kayte said...

this sounds so good! and easy. i'll have to save this one!

Carrie said...

You just made my DH the happiest man EVER! He wanted meatloaf I said no it's too hot. Guess what we will be having?