I have always enjoyed meatloaf as long as I can remember. Last night I had the inspiration to make it about 3pm. (Thank goodness I had some ground elk out that had thawed). I thought I would try making it in the crockpot. Perfection!
adapted from: http://recipesthatcrock.com/slow-cooker-cheddar-meatloaf/
1 pound ground beef
1 cup pulsed oats
1/2 cup dried onions
1/4 cup dried peppers
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
Combine meat, oats, eggs, onions and peppers. Place in a well greased crockpot. Cook on HIGH 2-3 hours (until 160). Turn temperature to warm if not ready for dinner, right way. During the last hour of cooking bake your potatoes (I made these ones).
adapted from: http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-hasselback-potatoes-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-199763
4 large potatoes, peeled & sliced (about 3/4 way through the short way - they look like accordions)
4 T butter, melted with 2 T bacon grease
salt/pepper/onion powder/garlic powder/cheese slices (little squares)
Preheat oven to 425. Place potatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet (grease it!). Drizzle potatoes with have the butter mixture (making sure to get in all the little folds). Bake for 30minutes. Drizzle with remaining butter mixture , then sprinkle with spices. Return to oven for another 25minutes. Place cheese slices between each fold. Bake an additional 5minutes (until melted and bubbly). Sprinkle with fresh Parmesan if desired.