Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mommyhood Meatloaf: Crock Pot Style!

I make a killer meatloaf.  When Hubby arrives home from work, and catches the aroma of a meatloaf cookin', he dances the jig.  Work clothes and all.

Seriously, he does.

I usually forewarn him the day before I make meatloaf.  Just so he plans his lunch accordingly.  He likes to be famished by the time his plate of meatloaf and mashed potatoes is set in front of him.

A huge bonus to my meatloaf is that ALL my munchkins happily eat it without complaint.  A few munchkins even ask for seconds.

Then Hubby throws them the hairy eyeball because they are diggin' into his leftovers.

This meatloaf can be baked in the oven, at 350 for approximately 45-50 minutes.  I like to make it in the crock pot, which results in a super moist meatloaf.

I also feel like a mothering champion because nothing screams domestic goddess like dinner cookin' in the Crock Pot all afternoon. 

Mommyhood Meatloaf
1 lb meatloaf mix
1 package Lipton Onion Soup
1 cup Italian bread crumbs
1 egg
Splash Milk
Squeeze Ketchup
2 tsp parsley flakes (or fresh chopped if you're and overachiever)
Sprinkle Pepper

Bacon Bits (Overachievers please use fresh cooked bacon strips)
1 can V8 Juice

In large bowl, mix first 8 ingredients.  Use your hands.  They will freeze.  It's all part of the meatloaf making experience.

Mold into desired loaf.

Place in crock pot, and sprinkle top with bacon bits.  Use as much as desired.

Pour can of V8 juice over top of meatloaf.  Continue to pour until meatloaf is 1/2 immersed in V8 Juice.
Place lid on crock pot and bake 4.5 to 5 hours.  I usually monitor the meatloaf and adjust setting if needed.  I bake on high for 4 hours and then set to low for last 1/2 to 1 hour.

An unwritten law when making my meatloaf is that you must make mashed potatoes as a side.  The V8 Juice makes for a scrumptious meatloaf sauce to drizzle over the mashed potatoes.
Sing to the meatloaf heavens and enjoy!

Crock Pots are heavenly.  No kitchen should be without one.  A few picks:
 




4 comments:

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  2. This looks and sounds delicious. We live by the crockpot also and I will definitely give this a try! Thanks!

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  3. I make one like this too but never have I thought of V8... My only concern with V8 and the onion soup mix is the sodium content dangit!

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