I am a big fan of meatloaf – not just for the dinner it provides but I love the leftovers in sandwiches. My favorite recipe is found here where I use my homemade applesauce to moisten the meat loaf. This Weight Watcher’s recipe I tried on Gene and he actually liked it according to my notes. He was not a fan at all of ketchup, let alone on top of a good meatloaf. Somehow this one agreed with him maybe because of the peppers, onions and horseradish.
This is so easy to put together and throw it in your slow cooker and let it do its thing for a few hours, whether you cook it on low or on high. This is an old recipe and the Weight Watcher’s Points per serving is only 4.
Weight Watcher's Slow Cooker Meat Loaf
- 1-1/2 lbs.ground lean turkey (I use a combination of lean and extra lean)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- sometimes I will add a jalapeno, minced
- 1 egg white
- 3/4 cup ketchup or use chili sauce to spice it up
- 1/2 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
- 1 tbsp. yellow mustard
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- I added 1 tbsp. pure horseradish to give it a little “zing” or how about some Sriracha (some WW recipes are not seasoned enough)
- I like to add fresh basil and some parsley, minced
Cover a small wire rack with foil that will fit in the bottom of the slow cooker; spray it with nonstick spray. Combine all of the ingredients but use only 1/4 cup of the ketchup in a large bowl and mix well. Form into a 5×9-inch loaf and place on the foil lined rack.
Spread the top of the meatloaf with the remaining 1/2 cup ketchup. Cover and cook for 1 hour on high. Then you can continue to cook it on high for another 3 hours or until the meatloaf registers 165°F. Or you can cook it on low for 6 to 8 hours.
Comment: When I use my slow cooker I always start out on high for 1 hour, then finish cooking on low.
Recipe by cookingwithauntjuju.com
I love a meat loaf sandwich made in my panini maker. Use a good sliced country loaf and add some bibb lettuce, grated cheese and a spread of your choice. I happen to like mustard.