Thursday, February 29, 2024

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Cooking Thursday

 I tried something new last week and made meatloaf in the crockpot. I usually have a problem with meatloaf being greasy, so I used extra lean ground beef and it worked well.  It was nice to get this in the crockpot and not have to get everything done at the last minute.

Crockpot Meat Loaf

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1/2 teaspoon sage
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2/3 cup Italian bread crumbs
2 teaspoons dried, minced onion
3/4 cup milk
2 eggs, slightly beaten

1 1/2 cups catsup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon mustard
2 teaspoons vinegar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Tear off  2 large strips of aluminum foil and place in bottom and up sides of crockpot; one strip going the length and one going the width of the crockpot.  You will use this later to remove the meat loaf.

Combine all sauce ingredients and whisk to combine. Set aside.

Mix all meat loaf ingredients together along with 2 tablespoons of the sauce mix. Shape into a loaf shape and place in crockpot.  Then brush 1/2 cup of the sauce over top. Cook on low for 5 1/2 hours.

When finished, lift meatloaf out of crockpot using foil strips and place on cookie sheet.  Brush remaining sauce over top and place under broiler for a few minutes until sticky and bubbly.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024