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Melt-in-Your-Mouth Meat Loaf Recipe
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Melt-in-Your-Mouth Meat Loaf Recipe

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"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
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5-1/4 hours + standing
MAKES: 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 beef
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

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.

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.
Originally published as Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meat Loaf in Quick Cooking September/October 2003, p43

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.

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

Reviews for Melt-in-Your-Mouth Meat Loaf(26)

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

Quick, easy and delicious! I am a crockpot queen so this recipe absolutely rocks. I will only fix it this way from now on. Love, love, love it and so does every member of my family!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

Bland, boring, and tasteless

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2014

Suzanne my husband would not eat meat loaf. Made your recipe, he ate and says this is the best. Wow Thanks to You!!! And I agree. Very moist and the sauce is great! Thank you for sharing.

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Reviewed Feb. 3, 2014

more a comment if you put the sauce ingredients on the bottom of your dish then put meat mix on top you have a self saucing loaf that is even more moist and delish just turn it out onto a plate the bottom of your loaf becomes the sauced top

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Reviewed Feb. 3, 2014

Will try this with the beef, but has anyone tried it with chicken or turkey.

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