Slow Cooker Italian Meat Loaf in Tomato Sauce

Author: Canadian Living

For the most attractive result, strain the sauce before serving. Slices of the loaf with the sauce in a crusty roll also makes a scrumptious lunch.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living New Slow Cooker Classics

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 lb lean ground veal
  • 2 cups bottled strained tomatoes (passata)
  • 5 fresh basil leaves

Method

Stir bread crumbs with 1/4 cup water; let stand for 5 minutes.

In large bowl, whisk together eggs, onions, parsley, garlic, Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp each of the salt and pepper and 1/4 tsp of the hot pepper flakes. Mix in bread crumbs. Crumble in beef and veal; mix well. Shape into loaf. Place in slow cooker.

Whisk together tomatoes, basil leaves and remaining salt, pepper and hot pepper flakes; pour over meat loaf.

Cook on low until meat thermometer inserted in loaf registers 160°F (71°C), 6 to 8 hours.

Remove meat loaf to platter and slice. Skim fat from sauce; strain sauce and serve with slices of loaf.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 459 mg
  • Protein 24 g
  • Calories 219.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Potassium 506 mg
  • Cholesterol 122 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 8 g

%RDI

  • Iron 22.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 13.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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