Easy Side: Prepare 1 (30-oz.) package frozen country-style shredded hash browns according to package directions. Stir in 1/4 cup each chopped fresh parsley, sour cream, bottled Ranch dressing, 1 tsp. freshly ground pepper, and 1/2 tsp. salt.


Makes 6 servings
Total time: 5 Hours, 25 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 5 Hours, 25 Minutes


2 pounds ground round
1 (1-oz.) envelope dry onion soup mix
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
3/4 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs
1 large egg
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 cup ketchup, divided
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 teaspoon yellow mustard


1. Combine first 6 ingredients, 1/2 cup ketchup, and 1/4 cup water; shape mixture into an 8- x 4-inch loaf. Line bottom and sides of a 4-qt. oval-shaped slow cooker with aluminum foil, allowing 2-inches to extend over sides. Lightly grease foil. Place loaf in slow cooker.

2. Stir together brown sugar, mustard, and remaining 1/2 cup ketchup; spread over top of loaf. Cover and cook on LOW 5 to 6 hours or until a meat thermometer registers 160°. Lift loaf from slow cooker, using foil sides as handles. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Note: You may also prepare in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW 3 1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer registers 160°.