My family loves to eat meatloaf, but sometimes I don’t want to heat up the house by turning on the oven. Other times I want to serve it on a day I am going to be out of the house. What’s a busy mom to do?
Use her crockpot, that’s what!
While I personally use my meatloaf recipe, you could probably turn any meatloaf recipe into “crockpot meatloaf”. Here’s how.
The first thing I do is line my crockpot with aluminum foil. This may not be necessary, but it does make clean-up and removing the meatloaf easier.
Next, I make a “rack” out of aluminum foil pieces I have rolled into “logs”. I imagine a wire rack would do the job and wouldn’t have to be thrown away, but I don’t own one that fits in my crockpot.
Then I place the meatloaf into the crockpot and turn it on low all day.
When it is finished I use the foil as handles for removing the meatloaf from the crockpot. If I think about it I poke some holes in the bottom to help the grease drain as I lift.
Finally, I slice it up and serve it to my family with some veggies.
My crockpot is such an invaluable tool to help me get dinner on the table. Being able to cook meatloaf in it just adds to the list of awesomeness.
Have you ever used your crockpot to cook a meatloaf? I would love to hear your results.
Also, I have to ask, how do you like to eat meatloaf? Plain, with ketchup, with some other condiment? For me, ketchup is the way to go. 🙂