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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Slow-Cooker Meatloaf - 21 Day Fix approved!

Meatloaf.  In the slow-cooker?

Yes!  This meatloaf recipe couldn't be any easier!  It's mixed in one bowl, and cooked up in a slow-cooker, so you can just throw it together and forget about it until it's ready.

My kids love this moist version of an old family meatloaf, made in the crockpot, with eggs, rolled oats (instead of bread crumbs), and Parmesan cheese for extra flavor!  I love it for the ease and simplicity.

Yummy 21 Day Fix Slow-Cooker Meatloaf

Slow-Cooker Meatloaf (21 Day Fix Approved)

6 servings

Ingredients:
1 cup rolled oats
2 lb. ground beef
2 eggs
1/2 cup organic no-sugar-added tomato sauce
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. dried parsley
1 tbsp. mustard
2 tsp. dried minced onion
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

Spray slow-cooker with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine all ingredients into a large bowl. Crumble ground beef over mixture and stir well to combine.

Shape into an oval loaf; place in a 5-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F (71 degrees C), 5 to 6 hours.

(Optional:  Whisk a little ketchup, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl; spoon sauce over meat loaf.  Continue cooking on Low until heated through, about 15 minutes.)

Remove from slow-cooker and let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

This would be EXCELLENT served with a side of my Mashed Cauliflower, too!

(21 Day Fixers:  There are 6 servings.  Each serving counts as 1 red, 1/2 a yellow, 1/2 a blue, and a smidge of a purple -- for the tomato sauce.  Just eat 4 less grapes next time!)

If you would like to participate in one of my monthly 21 Day Fix online accountability groups, get in touch with me here, or email me directly at chrispechulis@gmail.com!

If you give this recipe a try, please let me know!  I would love to hear how it went, and if you came up with any variations as well!


ALL THE BEST,
 

40 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! Do you have ideas on how to cook it non slow cooker style?

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    1. Thank you! Yes - I would just cook it like a regular meatloaf, At least an hour (perhaps a little more) at 375 degrees. Final internal temperature should be 170°F for ground beef. :-)

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    2. This looks amazing, thank you love all your recipes!! Now if it will just get cooler in TX, we will try this one out ;)

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    3. Let me know if you try this one. Thank you so much for your kind words! :)

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  2. Any idea for making his dairy free? Looks delicious and love the slow cooker, but my daughter and husband can't eat cheese/dairy.

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    1. I would try adding a little more of the oatmeal, or a dairy-free parmesan substitute. Let me know how it comes out! :-)

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  3. Do you know how many and what color containers this would be for the 21 day fix

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    1. (21 Day Fixers: There are 6 servings. Each serving counts as 1 red, 1/2 a yellow, 1/2 a blue, and a smidge of a purple -- for the tomato sauce. Just eat 4 less grapes next time!)

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    2. Tomatoes are on the green list...?

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    3. But generally tomato sauce is a purple--due to sugars and processing.

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  4. started the 21 day fix monday, absolutely loved this recipe!! I did it with 1lb lean ground beef and 1lb ground elk. My husband said it was better than my old recipe, thank you!

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  5. Great recipe! I used ground turkey & forgot to add parm cheese but it was still delicious and very moist. I was skeptical about using oats but I didn't even notice them. Parts of the meatloaf were a little too mushy but it might have been because I used my cheap slow cooker instead of my good one. I had it for dinner tonight and can't wait to make some sandwiches tomorrow!

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  6. This is a great recipe. My entire family loves it. Only thing is, my food list for 21 day fix counts tomatoes as a green container. :)

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  7. Tomatoes ARE a green container, tomato sauce is purple

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  8. I've tried two of your recipes and they are great! Thanks!

    I think I might try to make this w/ ground turkey, instead of ground beef. Have you tried it?

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    1. I have used a mix of half ground turkey and half ground beef - it came out well! Good luck. :)

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  9. Do you use tomato sauce in a jar or from can? And do you use grated parm or shredded? I have been looking for a good meatloaf recipe that my son can have, who has Celiac disease, and this looks delish! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Do you use tomato sauce in a jar or from can? And do you use grated parm or shredded? I have been looking for a good meatloaf recipe that my son can have, who has Celiac disease, and this looks delish! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I used grated Parmesan cheese for this one and jarred tomato sauce. I think that either of the options would work well though. Enjoy! 😊

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  11. Do you have Pinterest? I cannot find a spot to save this to my pinterest account and this sounds so delicious!

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    1. Yes! Here is the link: https://www.pinterest.com/chrispechulis/

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  12. Made some for my girl and I, eating it as I type this. It's amazing!!!!

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  13. Dumb question here, but are is the ground meat cooked or raw once you put it in the slow cooker? I am assuming raw.

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  14. How do you measure out each serving. I understand the container break down listed, but for one serving do you measure it out using 2 greens?

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  15. How do you measure out each serving. I understand the container break down listed, but for one serving do you measure it out using 2 greens?

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  16. By tomato sauce do you mean spaghetti sauce/ marinara or tomato sauce in a can/jar?

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  17. By tomato sauce do you mean spaghetti sauce/ marinara or tomato sauce in a can/jar?

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  18. Would it be ok if I added chopped yellow onion to this recipe?

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  19. What is the serving size? I know it says 6 servings but how big is a serving?

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    1. You will just need to measure out six servings. Hope that helps!

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  20. What type of mustard are you using for this recipe. Thanks!

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  21. can you use ground turkey instead of beef?

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  22. How many calories a slice in the 21 day fix slow cooker meatloaf

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