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Slow Cooker Italian Meat Loaf With Spaghetti Sauce

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Rating: 5/5
2 reviews
1 comment

ready in: over 5 hrs
serves/makes:   8

recipe id: 22381
cook method: crock pot

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2 pounds ground beef
2 cups soft bread crumbs
1/2 cup spaghetti sauce
1 large egg
2 tablespoons dried chopped onions
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons spaghetti sauce


Fold a 30-inch long piece of foil in half lengthwise. Place in bottom of a slow cooker with both ends hanging over top edge of cooker.

In a large bowl, mix ground beef, bread crumbs, 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce, egg, onion, salt, garlic salt. Italian herbs, garlic powder and pepper until well blended. Shape into a loaf. Place in slow cooker on top of foil. Spread 2 tablespoons spaghetti sauce over top.

Cover tightly and cook on high for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or on low for 5 to 6 hours or until beginning to brown and juices run clear. Use ends of foil to lift out meat loaf and transfer to a serving platter.

Serve with spaghetti, and any remaining spaghetti sauce. Or chill, then slice and use for sandwiches.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This recipe was amazingly delicious! I did take a cue from one of the other reviews and did not add more than 1/4 to 1/2 of "italian" bread crumbs. I also used ground beef that had 80/20% fat content. This gave it more of a moist and very flavorful taste. I refer to this dish as "Yum-Yummy".

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the single guy

Alright I am not saying I am the best cook ever but i will tell you i will never make this again. If you do try it dont cook it on low. Only do it on high. I coked it on low. Anyway if you try it cook it on high. GOOD LUCK!!!

CDKitchen Staff Reply:
Different models of crockpots cook differently unfortunately - sounds like yours might be one of the older models that cooks a bit cooler (the new ones cook at higher temps).

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
We make this all the time! My picky seven year old eats it and my picky 86 year old grandfather eats it! What more can you ask for! I always serve over noodles with a extra side of spag. sauce. The meatloaf is so moist! My fave dish.

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