Meat Crock Loaf

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 6 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 small egg beaten
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper seeded, de-ribbed and chopped
  • 1/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 clove garlic pressed
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Aluminum foil


  • In a small bowl, combine tomato sauce and Italian seasoning; reserve 1/3 cup and set aside covered in refrigerator.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine remaining tomato sauce mixture with egg, onion, bell pepper, breadcrumbs, garlic and salt and pepper; blend well, then add ground beef and blend well again. together.
  • Take 2 strips of aluminum foil, each about 15 inches long, and form an "x"; place in slow cooker.
  • On a cutting board, form meat mixture into a round and place on top of the foil strips, being careful to NOT let the meatloaf touch the sides of the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high setting for 4 to 5 hours.
  • During last 10 minutes of cooking time, pour reserved tomato sauce on top of meatloaf and sprinkle with Mozzarella cheese. Cover and cook for the remaining 10 minutes.
  • Using the foil strips, slowly and carefully pull the meatloaf from the slow cooker onto a serving plate; gently pull foil strips from under meatloaf. Allow meatloaf to rest for about 10 minutes before slicing.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Spaghetti squash tossed with grated Parmesan cheese; add a big green salad tossed with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
GLUTEN FREE: Make sure bread crumbs are gluten free.
NUTRITION: 259 Calories; 16g Fat; 19g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 92mg Cholesterol; 417mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 2 Fat.
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