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!