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Melt-in-Your-Mouth Meat Loaf Recipe

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Meat Loaf Recipe

"When my husband and I were first married, he refused to eat meat loaf because he said it was bland and dry," recalls Suzanne Codner of Starbuck, Minnesota. "Then I prepared this version, and it became his favorite meal."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5-1/4 hours + standing YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well (mixture will be moist). Shape into a round loaf; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until no pink remains and a meat thermometer reads 160°.
  • 2. In a small bowl, whisk the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Spoon over the meat loaf. Cook 15 minutes longer or until heated through. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before slicing. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 346 calories, 17 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 150 mg cholesterol, 800 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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