Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Slow Cooker MeatLoaf


Meatloaf! The all American family dinner that pretty much everyone has had at least once in their lifetime and if you haven't... well you must! I am a lover of American food as I am a proud American. I went to a baseball game the other night and as the woman sang our national anthem I got goosebumps. I always do because I truly love living in this country; I love the melting pot, the freedom, the history, the land and the beauty this country has to offer. You have a little but of everything here and although there are a lot of hiccups on the road of this country it is what makes us the United States of America. It's like our friends or our partners, they are never perfect by any means, but the imperfections make them perfect to you; that is how I feel about this country. For being such a young country because in fact we are very young compared to the rest of the world, I think we are doing just fine! Anyways, enough of my patriotic rant (I did want to be an American history professor at one time so it shines through from time to time) to me meatloaf, among other popular American foods, is an American staple. It's easy to make for any night of the week; it's great for a small family or even a dinner party! The taste of meatloaf never gets old and people keep reinventing it everyday. So to make meatloaf even easier than it already is, lets put it in the slow cooker! I know it sounds odd but let me tell you that it comes out very moist, not watery at all and above all delicious! I hope you enjoy this version of the American classic: Meatloaf!

1 1/2 lbs ground beef
3/4 cup milk
2/3 cup bread crumbs
2 eggs, beaten
Onion powder, to taste
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar

1. Combine beef, milk, bread crumbs, eggs, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano and thyme in a bowl; shape into a loaf. Place in the slow cooker and cook on low for 5-6 hours.

2. Combine ketchup and brown sugar in a small bowl. Spread over the cooked meat in the slow cooker and cook for an additional 15 minutes on high. Serve and enjoy!


  1. Beautiful work Eryka! Also, we really like the new layout of the blog!:) But are the fonts now smaller?
    Happy Easter to both of you!

    1. Have a very Happy Easter Panos & Mirella !

    2. Thank you Little Cooking Tips! I hope you get to try it and enjoy it :-)

  2. I am a big fan of meatloaf too. Your recipe sounds delicious.

    1. Thank you Dawn! And thanks for commenting too.

    2. Thank you Dawn! I am a huge fat of meatloaf too so this recipe makes it that much easier to make it!

  3. Thank you +Little Coooking Tips! Seems like something went haywire on the site and we had to reload the site last night but we are back to the original layout!