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Slow-Cooker Meat Loaf with Shiitake Mushrooms

Photography: Karry Hosford
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 4 ounces)
Because no evaporation takes place, the crockpot makes an especially moist and tender meat loaf. The mushrooms add moisture as well.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Cook's Notes

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