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Healthy Slow-Cooked Meat Loaf Recipe
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Healthy Slow-Cooked Meat Loaf Recipe

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What could be easier than this recipe for an Italian-inspired meat loaf made in the slow cooker? No fuss, easy cleanup and great taste; it's all right here! —Sharon Delaney-Chronis, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds ground beef
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Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 243 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 635 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. Cut four 20-in. x 3-in. strips of heavy-duty foil; crisscross so they resemble spokes of a wheel. Place strips on the bottom and up the sides of a 3-qt. slow cooker. Coat strips with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the bread crumbs, 1 cup spaghetti sauce, egg, onion, and seasonings. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf; place in the center of the strips.
  3. Spoon remaining spaghetti sauce over meat loaf. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until a thermometer reads 160°. Using foil strips as handles, remove meat loaf to a platter. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Meat Loaf in Healthy Cooking April/May 2010, p44

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 243 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 635 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

My husband really liked the flavor of this meatloaf. However, he did miss the texture normally associated with this dish. When we have this again, and we will, I will probably use fresh chopped onion instead of dried and add some chopped green pepper. Thank you for an easy and delicious recipe.

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Reviewed Jul. 4, 2012

delicious, moist and SO easy to do! Loved it!!

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Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

This sounds like a good recipe. I would use a slow cooker bag inplace of the foil strips.

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Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

I hesitate to try this recipe due to aluminum strips used to line slow cooker. Acidic tomato sauce and foil don`t mix in my opinion

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Reviewed May. 24, 2011

This meatloaf was good! Since my family is on a low sodium diet I used half of low sodium spaghetti sauce and half of the regular spaghetti sauce and it still tasted good. I also did not use salt. Thanks for the recipe. Will use again :-)

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