MIL Meatloaf


My son-in-law loves meatloaf so while visiting them recently I made my version. He loves his mom’s meatloaf so I didn’t know if he’d like mine or not. Well, as it turned out he loved it. Hence, my name for it . . . get it? My daughter who’s not much of a fan of meatloaf really liked it as well. She does not like catsup on her meatloaf so you may have noticed that one end of the meatloaf looks a little bare. I sprinkled a little Worcestershire sauce on her end since she likes it a lot. The glory of meatloaf is that you can make it the traditional way by baking it in the oven or, if you’re like me and work full-time outside the home, in the crockpot. Either way you mix it up the same. I’ll give directions for cooking it both ways.

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 lb. ground pork
1 C. quick oats
1 egg
1 can Rotel tomatoes, drained
1 1/2 t. seasoning salt
1/2 half medium onion, diced
1/2 C. catsup

1. Place all the ingredients except the catsup in a large bowl and smoosh together with clean hands or mix well with a spoon.
2. Press into a large round or oblong loaf.
3. To make it easier to remove from the crockpot, place two long strips of foil crisscrossed and running up the sides of the crockpot into the bottom of the crockpot to created handles for removing the cooked meatloaf. Center the shaped loaf over the crisscrossed foil. Spread the catsup over the top of the loaf. Cook all day on low.
4. If baking in the oven, bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Serves 8

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6 Responses to “MIL Meatloaf”
  1. Beth says:

    Oh perfect for Ed…yet a little more pazzaz than the recipe on the oatmeal box. We will be trying this one too

  2. Poppa John says:

    I just have to try this in my coffeepot. I would love to do it with my granddaughters but I’m really not to sure about the clean hands part. :-0

    • faithfulfoodie says:

      I’m sure your grands would love squishing the ingredients together. You might have to supervise the hand washing, however!

  3. Cindy Schnell says:

    I am anxious to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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