My picture today does not give this recipe justice. It’s not a ‘look and love’ meal, it’s a ‘smell and taste and fall immediately in love’ meal.
This is 100% crockpot glory, mouthwatering, aromatherapy, “Can we have this next week too?” meatloaf. And how many times have you heard that about a loaf of meat? The only problem I had with this recipe was that I need to double it for our family of five.
2 slices white sandwich bread
1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1/3 cup chopped pepperoni
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons ketchup
Tear the bread into large pieces and blend in a food processor until they form fine crumbs. (I used a blender and it worked just fine.) Combine crumbs, sirloin, mozzarella, pepperoni, oregano, garlic, and eggs in a large bowl and mix with your hands. Form into the shape of a loaf and place into the crock pot. Brush loaf with ketchup, cover, cook on low until meat is cooked through, about 5 hours.
When first reading this recipe I thought, “Oh yeah, this is not going to end well. Cheese in a crockpot!?!” Well, it did work out just fine. The juices surround the meatloaf and yeah, the cheese does come bubbling out but absolutely no cooked on cheese. I did have to use two spatulas to get this massive puppy out, and I set it on a paper towel covered plate so some of the fat juices were soaked up. There is only one other thing that I would change about this recipe besides doubling it… I’d call it Pizzaloaf instead of Meatloaf. If it smells like pizza and even slightly taste like pizza, it should be called pizza, plain and simple. Plus the smell alone will have your picky eaters lining up at the table ready to dig in.
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