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Crockpot Italian Style Meat Loaf

Crockpot Italian Style Meat Loaf

1(14.5-oz.) can good quality Italian-style stewed tomatoes, well-drained, chopped
1 slice of whole wheat bread, crumbled
1 medium Vidalia onion, chopped
1 medium zucchini, chopped
½ c. well-drained and chopped roasted red sweet peppers
½ c. Egg Beaters
1/3 c. chopped fresh parsley
1 T. minced garlic
Black pepper, salt
1 lb. lean ground beef
8 oz. ground lamb
PAM
½ c. ketchup
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 T. Dijon mustard
1 T. balsamic vinegar
2 T. feta cheese, optional

  1. In large bowl, combine tomatoes, bread crumbs, onion, zucchini, roasted peppers, EGG BEATERS, half of parsley, salt and pepper.
  2. Add the meats and mix well. Make sure you have enough seasoning.
  3. Spray a crock pot with PAM. Cut three double-thick, 18×3” heavy foil strips. Crisscross strips in the cooker. Spray strips with PAM.
  4. Place meat mixture on top of strips and pat into a round or oval loaf.
  5. Cover and cook on LOW for 3 ½ hours or on HIGH for 1 ½ hours.
  6. If using LOW setting, after the 3 ½ hours, turn up to HIGH.
  7. In a bowl, combine ketchup, Worcestershire, mustard and vinegar. Spoon over meat loaf.
  8. Cover and cook for another 30-45 minutes or more until instant thermometer registers 165.
  9. Using the foil strips, gently lift meat loaf from cooker, allowing liquid to drip off.
  10. Place on serving platter, remove foil strips.
  11. Sprinkle top of loaf with parsley and cheese. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes before serving.
    *Meat may still look pink inside.
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