I’m kind of into food. And really into cooking. I have a problem following recipes that I’m sure is an indicator of an underlying rebellious nature or something. And therefore I rarely bake because those experiments are usually impossible to salvage when gone awry.
As a self professed chef wannabe I’ve long turned my nose at the crockpot for use other than certain soups, stews or roast. Sorry crockpotters, I get it now. The beauty of the crockpot is that all is not lost if you can’t eat at the exact time you expected (which is great as there’s a clear correlation between babies waking unexpectedly and how hungry you are). And most crockpot recipes employ what my sister calls the “witches brew” method of cooking – throwing everything in one pot.
And so I present Crockpot Recipe #1 – meatloaf
1 1/2 lb ground beef
1/3 cup dry grits
1/2 cup ketchup
2 egg whites
1 tbs garlic powder
2 tbs sugar
1/2 tbs onion powder
2 tsp each rosemary, basil, sage
3 tsp oregano
Dash of olive oil
2 14 inch foil strips
Fold foil strips into two to three inches wide and place in crockpot to provide a way to pull out the meatloaf when done.
Combine ingredients and form loaf
Cook on high four to six hours
Btw, all recipes are gluten, lactose and soy free