Thursday, 08 October 2009
Shape to avoid touching the slow cooker edges, this simple meat loaf lifts out easily so you can place it on a platter and serve it at the table.
Prep: 15 min Cook: Low 5 hours, High 2 1/2 hours Stand: 10 minutes Makes: 6 to 8 servings
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 8-ounce can pizza sauce
- 1/2 cup seasoned fine dry bread crumbs
- 2 pounds lean ground beef
- 1/4 cup shredded cheese (Monterey Jack, Mozzarella, or Parmesan)
In a large bowl combine egg, 1/2 cup pizza sauce, and the bread crumbs. Add ground meat and mix well.
On waxed paper, shape meat mixture into a 6-inch round loaf. Cut aluminum foil into three 18 x 2 inch strips. Crisscross the strips. Place meat loaf in center of strips. Bringing up the strips (like handles), lift the meat loaf into the crockpot. Press meat away from sides of cooker to avoid burning.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Using foil strips, carefully lift meat loaf from the cooker and transfer to a serving plate. Spoon remaining pizza sauce over meat; sprinkle with cheese. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
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