Slow-Cooker Meat Loaf with Shiitake Mushrooms

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Slow-Cooker Meat Loaf with Shiitake MushroomsRecipe
Photography: Karry Hosford
Because no evaporation takes place, the crockpot makes an especially moist and tender meat loaf. The mushrooms add moisture as well.
6 servings (serving size: 4 ounces)


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2 (1-ounce) slices whole wheat bread
3/4 pound ground round
3/4 pound ground turkey
1 1/2 cups sliced shiitake mushrooms
1/2 cup grated fresh onion
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper


Place bread in a food processor, and pulse 10 times or until crumbs measure 1 1/3 cups. Combine the crumbs, beef, and next 7 ingredients (beef through garlic) in a large bowl, and shape meat mixture into a 9 x 6-inch loaf. Place loaf in an electric slow cooker.

Combine ketchup, mustard, and pepper in a small bowl, stirring with a fork. Spread ketchup mixture evenly over top of loaf. Cover with lid; cook on LOW for 5 hours.

Created date

November 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 265
Caloriesfromfat 43 %
Fat 12.7 g
Satfat 4.2 g
Monofat 5.1 g
Polyfat 1.7 g
Protein 25.2 g
Carbohydrate 12.7 g
Fiber 1.9 g
Cholesterol 152 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 545 mg
Calcium 41 mg