This month we are highlighting items that you are known for. Do you have that one dish that everyone asks for at a party, at dinner, at the church? What kind of ingredients do you have in it and what does it look like? Don’t forget to include prices and pictures if you can.
Well, I have a great one to share today. One of the things that mom is known for is something that is so easy, so delicious, so old school but done with a twist. Hopefully, you will like it too and want to try it. I know me and dad LOVE it.
What is it that you ask? Meatloaf. It sounds simple enough, right? But mom she does meatloaf in the crock pot! And it comes out juicy and delicious. Do I have you intrigued now?
Now this is what you will need for your meatloaf – or use the recipe that you have.
1 – ◊ 2 large eggs ($0.20); ◊ 2/3 cup milk ($.40); ◊ 1 pound ground beef (5.29); ◊ 1 pound of ground pork ($3.49) ◊ 1.25 cups of breadcrumbs ($0.50)
2 – ◊ Your own seasonings – we use parsley, onions, garlic, a little Dijon mustard, ketchup and Worcestershire (all of this maybe a $1.50)
Now here is the key to the crock pot, line it with either aluminum foil or use a crock pot bag. I use the aluminium foil draped over the sides of the crock pot. That way when it’s ready, I can lift it out of the crock pot. Once your liner is in the crock pot, turn on low and start mixing all of your ingredients together from line 1 above. Include your seasonings from line 2 except the ketchup.
Slowly make a ‘loaf’ out of your ingredients and place in the crock pot on your liner. Once that is in, prepare your ketchup topping. Now sometimes, we do this topping and sometimes we cook it without. It depends on your liking. And with the ketchup topping, mom adds in some garlic. Then pour the ketchup over your meatloaf.
Mom cooks the meatloaf on low all day long while she goes to the worky place. When you are ready to eat, just pick up the sides of the aluminum foil and gently pull your meatloaf out. It should keep it’s ‘loaf’ look.
You can fix any type of sides along with it – dad’s favorite is mashed potatoes. AND, don’t worry, you should have plenty of leftovers for sandwiches or repeats the next night. This meal goes a long way.
In fact, mom was never a huge fan of meatloaf until she found this recipe. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
01/27/2017 at 2:15 am
The sunday before the last I did my first ever meatloaf. Have no crock pot so I did it the traditional way – and yet not, as I added vegetables to the loaf and covered it in (brace yourself) b….
01/27/2017 at 11:48 am
gulps. I’ll just forget that last part. I think it’s time for mom to make another one of her meatloaf’s. Yummo. XOXO – Bacon
01/27/2017 at 2:22 am
my dad said that is like that song… I will do everything for (meat-)love by meatloaf LOL
01/27/2017 at 11:49 am
Snorts and rolls with piggy laughter. My dad said the same. Hilarious. Your dad and mine must be brothers from another mother for sure. XOXO – Bacon
01/27/2017 at 2:36 am
This looks delicious, Bacon. Grandpaw would loved this meatloaf and I’m in loaf with it too 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Meal 🙂 ❤
01/27/2017 at 4:38 am
01/27/2017 at 11:50 am
Off to visit beautiful. XOXO – Bacon
01/27/2017 at 11:49 am
aaww ❤ XOXO – Bacon
01/27/2017 at 4:51 am
YAY meatloaf! We had it last night but I am ALWAYS trying new recipes so will give this a whirl!
01/27/2017 at 11:52 am
Mom says this is by far the easiest meatloaf she has ever made and tastes like you struggled for hours. XOXO – Bacon
01/27/2017 at 1:02 pm
My Mom is definitely going to try it…..
01/27/2017 at 5:00 am
I have thought long and hard what might be my standard recipe – now I know –
01/27/2017 at 6:42 am
I like baked potato with baked beans and butter on it to go along with the meatloaf. That’s something my mother made when I was a kid, so it’s the “official” accompaniment for meatloaf in my family. A nice steamed broccoli topped with melted butter is the traditional vegetable with this meal.
That said, your version looks like a really tasty meatloaf!
01/27/2017 at 11:53 am
I like your side dishes to this meatloaf. I’ll definitely try them next time. And this meatloaf in the crockpot is the juiciest ever. XOXO – Bacon
01/27/2017 at 7:22 pm
Totally awesome fabulous great idea June & Bacon!!! My meatloaf has never been much of a loaf ever! (More like meatmush!) I gave up making them. I will have to try this out for sure!!!!
01/28/2017 at 10:56 am
Try this one for sure sweet friend. Mom says that you can’t go wrong with this easy peasy one. It’s the only one she will make now. XOXO – Bacon
01/29/2017 at 5:54 pm
Soundss mmmm mmmm good Unccle Bacon 😉