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Slow-Cooker Italian Meatloaf

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 5 hr 25 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 6

You can enjoy a flavorful, tender meatloaf from the slow cooker with just a few ingredients. ...MORE+ LESS-

Nikki Gladd Nikki Gladd
September 20, 2016

Ingredients

1 1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2
roasted red bell peppers (from a jar), finely chopped
3/4
cup Progresso™ Italian style bread crumbs
1
cup grated Parmesan cheese
2
eggs
1
cup marinara sauce

Steps

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  • 1
    Line bottom and side of slow cooker with large sheet of foil. Lightly spray with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, stir together 1 1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef, 2 roasted red bell peppers (from a jar), finely chopped, 3/4 cup Progresso™ Italian style bread crumbs, 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese and 2 eggs. Use clean hands to thoroughly mix together. Shape mixture into a loaf; place in slow cooker.
  • 3
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours or until meat thermometer inserted in center of loaf reads 160°F.
  • 4
    Uncover; pour 1 cup marinara sauce evenly over cooked meatloaf. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 15 minutes longer or until sauce is thoroughly heated.
  • 5
    Use sides of foil to remove meatloaf from slow cooker to cutting board. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Expert Tips

  • In a hurry? You can heat the marinara sauce on the stovetop instead of warming in the slow cooker.
  • Save any leftover slices for Italian Meatloaf Sandwiches the next day!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
32%
Saturated Fat
9g
43%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
145mg
48%
Sodium
710mg
29%
Potassium
400mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
5g
Protein
31g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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