We finally got rain here in Central Texas, thank the Good Lord, but with rainy weather, I tend to crave comfort foods. I doubt that I'm the only one out there that likes the idea of getting all cozy with a cup of tea, a good book or show, and some real-deal comfort food. And if you're my husband, all you'd want is meatloaf. Yep, meatloaf is his absolute favorite comfort food on the planet.
So meatloaf it was. But I really wanted to use my Crock Pot. I missed it. I hadn't used it in a whole week, and guess what? I found a recipe for Crock Pot meatloaf from Get Crocked called "Crock Pot BEST meatloaf EVER!" Bold. Best ever? Forreals?
Well, if you say so. I mean, why wouldn't I want to make the best meatloaf ever? So yesterday was best meatloaf ever day, and guess what? This meat loaf was super easy to make. Basically, you just mush up all the ingredients (meat, ketchup, mustard, onions, garlic, onion powder, bread crumbs, etc), mold it into a loaf, sit it in the crock for 8 hours on low and wait. I did tweak the original recipe that can be found here, by adding Pillsbury turkey stuffing mix instead of normal breadcrumbs. I think that really added some extra yumminess. And let me tell you, it was hard to wait though, because it smelled SO GOOD.
The aroma was insane, drawing my hubby out from his office and into the kitchen to look at it longingly through the glass lid.
Let me tell you, when it came out, it was, quite literally, the best meatloaf I've ever had. Paired with some corn on the cob, my husband and the kiddo both cleaned their plates and agreed, it was delicious. Another Crock Pot win! Thanks Crock Pot Girl!