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Slow-Cooked Meat Loaf

Rated as 3.93 out of 5 Stars

"What could be more comforting to come home to than moist and tender homemade meat loaf? 'This one retains its shape in the slow cooker and slices beautifully,' reports Marna Heitz from Farley, Iowa. 'Because potatoes and carrots cook along with it, the entire dinner is ready at the same time.'"
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Ingredients

8 h 10 m servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. In a bowl, beat egg and milk. Stir in the bread cubes, onion, green pepper, salt and pepper. Add the beef and mix well. Shape into a round loaf. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Spread ketchup on top of loaf. Arrange carrots around loaf. Peel a strip around the center of each potato; place potatoes over carrots. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 7-8 hours longer or until no pink remains in the meat and the vegetables are tender.

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This recipe was extremely easy to prepare. Having the potatoes and carrots cook with the meat loaf is a brilliant idea. The only reason I would not give it 5 stars is because the meat loaf its...

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The family was evenly divided on this recipe. Half liked it, half didn't. I didn't do the carrots or potatoes as none of us like the taste of the veggies cooked in the beef fat. There was som...

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This recipe was extremely easy to prepare. Having the potatoes and carrots cook with the meat loaf is a brilliant idea. The only reason I would not give it 5 stars is because the meat loaf its...

My family LOVED this meatloaf and it was so easy. I prepared the meat the night before and kept it wrapped up in the fridge overnight. Same with the carrots. I used quartered yukon gold potato...

This is good. I used herbed stuffing mix (about half a small box) rather than cubed bread after reading it was a little bland. Next time I'll mix ketchup throughout for a bit more flavor. Oth...

This was very tasty. I used red pepper instead of green, turkey and chicken instead of beef, and soy milk instead of milk. AS per the reviews I also added some seasoning including Italian seas...

This was a very good meatloaf and a blessing to come home to after a long hard day. I did cut back on the carrots because 8 were just too much and there were not enough baby red potatoes so I w...

I've made this meatloaf for my husband a bunch of times, and I made it for my very picky extended family (ahh..new yorkers..), and they all LOVE it. I took advice after reading reviews, and use...

Great! I am very happy to find a summer meatloaf recipe. Love that the veggies cook with it. Based on ingredients I had to use up I used 1 c bread crumbs instead of bread slices, 1 lb ground tur...

4 stars as I modified it slightly - add a couple of tablespoons of celery to the meatloaf mix, omit the carrots altogether, cut the potatoes in cubes and toss with butter before putting around t...

This meal was so easy to prepare, and it was so hearty! My husband and I devoured it; it's very tasty.