Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Magic Meatloaf

Our recipes from the Original Rival Crock Pot pamphlet continue!  Here's one from page 26 that claims, " cooks while you loaf!"   The Rival folks were so clever back in the 60's.  I think it's "magic" not only because the meatloaf cooks on its own in your Crock Pot, but most importantly you don't have to heat up your oven in the summer.   We've had 111 degree days here in Texas;  I can use some of that kinda magic.  Hope you all are staying cool and drinking plenty of water on these hot days.  If you exercise outside (like my sons)  keep a close eye on that "feels-like" temperature! 

Magic Meatloaf

1 1/2 pounds ground chuck
1 egg, beaten
1/4 C milk
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 slices stale bread, crumbed
1/2 small onion, chopped
2 TBSP each:  chopped green pepper and celery
4-6 potatoes, cut-up
Ketchup ( I like Heinz chili sauce)

Mix egg, milk, salt and bread crumbs;  allow to soften.  Thoroughly combine with ground chuck and chopped vegetables.  Shape into loaf and place in Crock Pot.  Top with ketchup and green pepper rings.  Place potatoes at the sides of loaf.  (If potatoes are peeled, coat with butter to keep from darkening.)
Cover and set to HIGH for 1 hour, then turn down to LOW for 8-9 hours.  This recipe may be doubled for the 4 1/2 qt. Crock Pot.

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  1. I like meat loaf...with a very crispy crust. Yumm.

  2. I'm not a big meatloaf fan, but my husband LOVES it! I'll have to try this recipe and see if it's a go :) Thanks for sharing! New follower. Yay for being blog friends! :)

  3. Hi Marcia,
    This is a great meatloaf and such a great idea in this heat we are having. Just put it in the Crock Pot and you don't have to heat up the oven. These older recipes are just awesome! Hope you have a fabulous week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. We love meatloaf at our house; and we use our crock pot several times a week just so I don't have to heat up the oven! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  5. Thanks for the comments! I love to have a meatloaf in the fridge for cold meatloaf sandwiches (with ketchup!).

  6. Clever, clever. I love using my crockpot for things, and I haven't made meatloaf in forever, but like a commenter said earlier, my husband loves it! Perhaps I can put one together for him.

    Thanks for linking this vintage recipe to Food on Fridays!

  7. Much like A Few Pennies and Ann, my hubby loves meatloaf. It is too hot to use the oven so crockpot cooking is a great idea. Leaves the whole day free to swim at the springs in Texas.

  8. I would not have thought of meatloaf in the crock pot. That is a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing this at the Recipe Box.

  9. Congratulations!
    You are featured on Full Plate Thursday this week! Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. I love meatloaf part about making it. :)

  11. We love meatloaf, but mine is never very good so will try this. Sounds good. Thanks for sharing.
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasures

  12. Thanks for posting this! And for using the "it cooks while you loaf" quote. I'm in a bind without cookbooks away from home and wanted to make it this week for family, so I Googled that quote on a whim and YAY. I still have that little recipe book too! I used to use this recipe a lot until about 3 years ago, it's so good and easy to make. I have converted non-meatloaf eaters into "second helping" meatloaf eaters with this fabulous recipe, and I think I may again this week. Again thanks!!
    Paul R