So, as some of you may be aware, I love my crockpot. I own multiple and I use them regularly for everything from roasted almonds to peach cobble to the more traditional soups and entree’s. This Slow-Cooker Surprise Meatloaf is one of our go-to’s for a quick easy meal. I like it because it is easy and sneaks in a few extra veggies (Surprise #1) into our day. My family likes it because it has a layer of ooey, gooey cheese (Surprise #2) in it. I say Win-Win!
Slow-Cooker Surprise Meatloaf
2 pounds 93% lean ground beef (or 1 pound ground turkey or ground pork with 1 pound ground beef)
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup Quick or Old-Fashioned oats
2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup chopped onion
1 tsp black pepper
1 T. garlic
½ tsp Lawry’s seasoning salt
1 ½ cup mozzarella or cheddar cheese, shredded
½ cup ketchup
1 tsp prepared mustard
¼ c. brown sugar
All you do:
1. Begin by chopping veggies. I like to use my food processor to make them extra fine – that way my family doesn’t grumble about carrots in their meatloaf :).
2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, eggs and oats. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
4. Pat the remaining meat mixture on top of the cheese layer.