Monday, November 21, 2016

Magic Meatloaf

The theme for Novembers cookbook club was Crock Pot. I had originally planned on making beans as I worked Friday and needed something that could cook 10 hours. Early last week I changed my mind. Both recipes and a few others I'd like to try came from the Gooseberry Patch Cookbook; 101 Slow-Cooker Recipes. 


Magic Meatloaf

2 lbs ground beef
1 egg, beaten
1/2 c green pepper, chopped
1/2 c onion, chopped
1 c milk
1 c saltine crackers crushed
0.87 oz pkg brown gravy mix
1-1/2 tsp salt (I omitted)
6 to 8 new redskin potatoes

Mix all ingredients except potatoes in a large bowl. Mix well and form into a loaf; place in a lightly greased crockpot. (I used a crock pot liner and didn't grease. I could have sprayed the bag, but didn't think to.) Arrange potatoes around meatloaf. Cover and cook on low setting 8 to 10 hours, or on high setting for 3 to 5 hours. (Mine was done after 9 hours, maybe earlier.)

It was good. I love meatloaf and while the other members went back for seconds, I didn't think it measured up. 

(Jenna's plate, I was being good and ate a lot less.)


In addition to Magic Meatloaf there was Spanish Rice and Hot Fudge Cake. 

(This was my bowl. See how small the serving was!) 


It's always surprising that the meal turns out rather balanced as we don't know what each other is making. We'll see if that continues as I've already got my recipe picked out for next month and it isn't a main dish! 

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