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postheadericon Crockpot Italian Meatloaf

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Crockpot Italian Meatloaf is a delicious recipe for an Italian-Style meatloaf. Ingredients include: Lean ground beef, Italian stewed tomatoes, onions, roasted bell peppers and zucchini. It is well seasoned and cooks for only 1-1/2 hours on HIGH or 3-1/2 hours on LOW. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sodium, low cholesterol, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Crockpot Italian Meatloaf will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

crockpot-italian-meatloaf

Prep Time: 35 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 3-1/2 Hours (LOW) or 1-1/2 Hours (HIGH).

INGREDIENTS:

Non-Stick cooking spray
1 (14-1/2 oz) can Italian stewed tomatoes, drained, chopped
3/4 cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs (1 slice)
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped zucchini
1/2 cup drained and chopped roasted red bell peppers
1/2 cup cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
1/3 cup cup snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
(1 lb) 95% lean ground beef
(8 oz) 85% lean ground beef
1/2 cup low-sugar ketchup
2 Tbsp low-sodium Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp crumbled low-fat feta cheese (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

1. In a large bowl combine tomatoes, bread crumbs, onion, zucchini, roasted peppers, egg product, half of the parsley, the garlic, and black pepper. Add both ground beefs; mix well.

2. Coat a 3-1/2- or 4 quart size slow cooker with cooking spray. Cut three double-thick, 18″ x 3″ heavy foil strips. Crisscross strips in the prepared cooker; coat strips with cooking spray. Place meat mixture on top of strips in cooker; pat into an oval or round loaf. Cover and cook on LOW setting for 3-1/2 hours or on HIGH setting for 1-1/2 hours.

3. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. In a small bowl combine ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and vinegar. Spoon ketchup mixture over meatloaf. Cover and cook for 30 to 45 minutes more or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165 F.

4. Using the foil strips, carefully lift meatloaf from cooker, allowing liquid to drip off. Place on a serving plate. Remove foil strips. Sprinkle meatloaf with cheese if desired and the remaining parsley. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

Yield: 8 servings.

Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 1/2

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 194, Total Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 54mg, Sodium: 452mg, Sugars: 6g, Carbohydrates: 9g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 20g

Original recipe and image from: Meredith Corporation. http://www.bhg.com/recipe/italian-style-slow-cooker-meat-loaf/

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