Melt-in-Your-Mouth Meat Loaf
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 5-1/4 hours + standing
- 2 large 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
- Cut three 25x3-in. strips of heavy-duty foil; crisscross so they resemble spokes of a wheel. Place strips on bottom and up sides of a 5-qt. slow cooker. Coat strips with cooking spray.
- Combine the first six ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into a round loaf; place in center of strips in slow cooker. Cook, covered, until a thermometer reads at least 160°, 5-6 hours.
- In a small bowl, whisk ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Spoon over meat loaf. Cook until heated through, about 15 minutes longer. Using foil strips as handles, remove meat loaf to a platter. Let stand 10-15 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 346 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 150mg cholesterol, 800mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.
Apr 30, 2018
I checked the magazine this recipe was published in and it says to cook on low. Overall this was good. The edges got a little dried out and it was done in about 3 1/2 hours. I doubled the sauce to use with a leftover meatloaf sandwich. It had too much mustard for my taste if eating it cold, but once it was heated it wasn't over powering.
Apr 16, 2018
My mom had a recipe that was almost exactly like this. She used oatmeal instead of bread crumbs, chopped onions, and two teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce in the meat mixture. She also put the sauce on top when she put it in the oven which made it like a glaze. All of my siblings and I have been making it for over 50 years this way. So many converts from the I hate meatloaf crowd!! lol.. The crock pot made it that much simpler.
Feb 4, 2018
I have made it more than once. The only variation to the recipe is that I use meatloaf mix instead of ground beef. It is the moistest meatloaf you will ever have. The sauce is the icing on the cake. We love it.
Jan 16, 2018
It's OK. Easy and really moist but pretty bland. The topping should have gone in the meatloaf and on top to give it more flavor. I cooked mine in the oven.
Nov 5, 2017
You failed to say what setting on the slow cooker to cook the meatloaf on.
Oct 14, 2017
I agree with others - this is the best meatloaf I’ve ever had, and I’m VERY particular. I drained the fat once during cooking, and again at the end when it rests. I feel it’s important to note: The sauce is an important part of the whole. I will definitely make this again!
Apr 5, 2017
We loved this meatloaf. My husband usually won't eat meatloaf because he hates peppers and onions. This one was so flavorful that the whole family loved it including my 4 year old. I made it in the crockpot and I wish there was a way I could have drained the meat and eliminated the fat/grease. Would've been great if there was a way to elevate the meat in the crockpot so fat dripped down. Next time I might try in a meatloaf pan in the oven that allows grease to drip out. I also don't think this would have served 6 people. I would say this maybe would serve 3-4 adults max. We will definitely make this again.
Feb 6, 2017
This had very little flavor. More like a plain hamburger. Not the best recipe for this site.
Nov 8, 2016
Very tasty, minimal amount of ingredients, quick and easy to put together. We really liked the sauce on top especially. The only thing that I changed was substituting the dried onion for half of a fresh onion, finely chopped to hide it from you-know-who.
Sep 19, 2016
At 70 years of age this was the best meatloaf I have ever cooked. I did add some ingredients. I left out the dried minced onion and aded about 1/4 to 1/2 cup cup each of minced fresh onion and green bell pepper. I also added a minced fresh garlic pod and 1/2 tsp of black pepper. Instead of regular bread crumbs I use seasoned dressing. After reading the reviews I too decided to cook my meatloaf in a convection oven for 1 hour. The topping was so delicious I made a double batch for the table and for leftovers. This was even better the second day. My boyfriend is 74 and by far this was the best he has ever eaten.
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