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Dec 28, 2007 04:59 PM

Crock pot meatloaf

I have never tried to cook one in my crock pot, but it would be nice to do this and have it ready when I come home instead of waiting an hour to bake it. What kind of results do you get?

What happens to all the grease? Cooking for 8 hours, does it reabsorb into the meat? Any way to avoid this? I usually use a lean hamburger 93%.

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  1. It has been awhile since I've done it (need a new crockpot!) , but always had good results. I've cooked the loaf on a rack and not (make an "x" out of 2 folded pieces of foil to help you lift the meatloaf out afterwards). Since you are using the lean hamburger you may not have much of a problem with the grease, therefore may not need the rack.

    Let us know how it turns out!

    1. I've done it with lean ground beef and it turns out fine. I layer the top w/ a ketchup sauce and it stays moist.

      1. I often use a combination of lean ground beef and ground turkey for my crockpot meatloaf. I have also peeled potatoes, cut them in half, and stuck them into the meatloaf to cook along with it. Make a vegetable when you get home and dinner is ready!

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        1. re: rmperry

          what a great idea with the potatoes! How big are the potato pieces? Do you use smaller potatoes halved?

        2. Anyone have a recipe on this?