Beef has always been a staple in our home. There are just so many different meals you can create with beef, because it is so versatile and easy to work with. There are a great variety of different cuts of beef, and it cooks up really quickly too, which is great for a busy Mom like me. It also helps you stay energized with 10 essential nutrients!
Some of my favorite beef dishes are Shepherd’s Pie, Beef Stew, Lasagna with Meat Sauce, Stuffed Shells… the list goes on and on. I have found lots of inspiration at BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com, too. They have lots of quick and easy beef recipes to choose from.
I’ve recently added a new dish to my family’s favorites, Sweet & Spicy Meatloaf. This recipe actually comes from my sister, Angela. She made this meatloaf for a family gathering and everyone went nuts over it. I’ve never had a more flavorful meatloaf!
I did change a couple of her ingredients for things I had on hand, but she was definitely the brains behind this recipe.
When I used to think of meatloaf, I would think about the meatloaf my Mom made when I was a kid. It was always so dry and lacking in flavor (sorry, Mom!). She just doesn’t have the cooking gene in her, but luckily for my sister and I, our grandmother and our Dad are pretty good cooks, and we have learned a lot from them. One thing we never skimp on is flavor, and this meatloaf is just bursting with flavor. Ground beef is like an empty canvas, waiting for you to turn it into a flavorful masterpiece. When you’re cooking with ground beef, don’t be afraid to experiment with different sauces and seasonings!
Take a look at all of the different ingredients I used to infuse this meatloaf with flavor, and to make it extra juicy. No dry meatloaf here!!
SIMPLE CROCK POT MEATLOAF
- 1 lb. ground beef I recommend 90% lean
- 1 egg
- 1/2 sleeve saltine crackers (crushed)
- 1/4 tsp. Italian Seasoning
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1 clove garlic (diced)
- 1 jalapeno (diced with jalapeno seeds) – leave seeds out if you don’t want the extra spice
- 1/3 cup shredded cheese (I use Cheddar Jack)
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbs. honey
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix meatloaf ingredients together in a medium bowl until well combined. Grease a meatloaf pan and spread meatloaf mixture evenly in pan.
- Combine topping ingredients together in a small bowl and pour over meatloaf mixture.
- Cover meatloaf with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
- Uncover meatloaf and bake for another 30-45 minutes.
this sounds great my grandma had different topping 1-16oz can tomato sauce 1-12oz can evaporated milk garlic and cajun season to taste when it start to brown add 1/2cup bread crumbs
The recipe says it’s a simple Crock-Pot meatloaf , where is the crock pot at?
That’s what I’m screaming!!
exactly what I was thinking
This has nothing to do with a crock pot, or slow cooker.
I thought the same thing. If it is not slow cooker -then it’s wait until Fall.
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These are the best recipes I love them and my family ❤ them also thanks you so very much ❤
I was looking forward to trying this but, there is no mention of a crock pot anywhere in the instructions.
WHAT GIVES WITH CALLING THE WHOLE THING CROCK POT RECIPES. ! ! ! !
If it is for a crockpot /slow cooker why are we baking it in an oven???
Makes no sense ,
I am trying this tonight.
Where are the directions for the crock pot?
My oven is broke and I need the directions for the crock pot!
My oven is broke and this recipe said crockpot meatloaf, but it isn’t. Directions are for a standard oven.
Crock Pot? Is that what you call your oven?
Good grief people! How hard is it to put the meatloaf in a crockpot instead of the oven? Use your brains and stop bitching. Your ignorance is showing!
No need to be nasty. Cooking this in a crock pot means adjusting the temp and time, and the author should clarify that. This is an error on her part.
I was looking for the crock pot version of the meatloaf but all I could find was oven at 350
Usually a crock pot has 3 heat dials. Hi, low and warm. Usually, you cook most of the dish on high and then turn down, unless you are going to cook it a lot longer on low. then turn to warm and serve.
Put it in crock pot and cook till done. Easy
i thought this was suspose to be a slow cooker recipe but it says to bake.
I used to be able to find good advice from your blog articles.