Melt-in-Your-Mouth Meat Loaf, a slow cooker recipe

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The wonderful thing about two cooks in a family is the variety of what looks and sounds good, that second set of senses is very agreeable to variety. My husband is somewhat a new cook, however, since retirement, he is quickly becoming a regular contributor to our evening meals.

The other very nice happenstance is that food is viewed from a different angle than that of a long-term cook, who while still enjoys cooking, has become somewhat stuck in a rut! And that would be I have learned from my husband that the slow cooker is a cook's best friend.

This lovely meatloaf was waiting to be top sauced when I got home from work, and from there we had a lovely supper. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did, and the leftovers will make delicious sandwiches. This is a compact meatloaf, yet very tender and the sauce sets it off perfectly.

A delicious meatloaf that is just right for dinner today and sandwiches tomorrow.
Melt in Your Mouth Meatloaf.

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Meat Loaf
adapted from:  Taste of Home, slow cookers, casseroles and soups

2 eggs
3/4 c milk
2/3 c seasoned bread crumbs
2 t dried minced onion
1 t salt
1/2 rubbed sage
1 1/2 pound ground beef - (see below when using 2 pounds of beef)

3/4 c ketchup
2 T brown sugar
1 T ballpark yellow mustard
1/2 t Worcestershire sauce

In a large bowl, combine eggs through the ground beef.  Mix well, the mixture will be moist. Shape into a round ball and place in a 5qt slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until a thermometer reads 160 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine ketchup through Worcestershire sauce. Mix well and spoon over meatloaf. Cook an additional 15 minutes.

Melt in your mouth meatloaf, a slow cooker recipe from Taste of Home.

Remove meatloaf from the cooker, allow to rest 5 minutes, slice and enjoy.

Looking for a great meatloaf that also makes a great sandwich the next day?
The perfect meatloaf also makes great sandwiches your family will enjoy.

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Helpful Hint/Update:  we purchase ground beef in 1 pound frozen chubs from Costco, it is easy it is to to use 2 pounds, and not have half of a pound of leftover, thawed ground beef.

For 2 pounds of beef, simply increase the bread crumbs to 3/4 cup and follow the recipe as indicated. We made it this way last night and it is wonderful, just like the first time, but with no leftover beef to try and use up.


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  1. Hi Melynda,
    I have only made meatloaf once, and that is from Paula Deen's recipe. I would never have thought of using the slow cooker to cook meatloaf. Wonderful to come home to a delicious meal after a hard day's work! Thanks for linking!

  2. Melynda,
    There is nothing like a great Meat Loaf and of course your Meatloaf looks wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. I need to trying using the slow cooker for meatloaf - I'll give your way a go! Cheers from Carole's Chatter

  4. My son is a big fan of meatloaf. My favorite thing about meatloaf is trying out new/different toppings and sauces. The combo of mustard and worcestershire definitely appeals to me!


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