Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Crockpot Meatloaf and Rice

We haven't had meatloaf in a long time, and I have never made it in the crockpot before.  Being summer and all, I would rather use my crockpot because it doesn't heat up the house like the oven does.  It has been so hot around here lately!  I decided to try my hand at coming up with a crockpot meatloaf recipe.  I must say that I am certainly glad that I had a meal in the crockpot!  We had unexpected company this evening, and it worked out perfectly that I had a meal ready to go with plenty to share.  I formed the meat mixture in a ring around the edges of the crockpot, and filled the center with rice.  I had a main dish and a side dish all in one pot!  Here's the recipe!

Crockpot Meatloaf and Rice

2  pounds ground beef
2 cups oatmeal
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 onion, diced
2 eggs

2 cups brown minute rice
1 cup water
1 cup italian dressing

In a large bowl, combine all meatloaf ingredients and mix thoroughly.  Place meatloaf mixture in the crockpot and form into a ring around the inside, leaving an open space in the center.  In the center of the crockpot, pour two cups of brown minute rice.  Pour one cup of water over the rice.  Take one cup of Italian dressing and pour evenly over the meatloaf and rice.  Cook on high setting for 5-6 hours.


Jennifer said...

I may need to try this recipe. I use my crockpot a ton in the summer to keep the house cooler, too. There are certain things that just aren't going to be turned on when it's over 100 and the oven is one of them.

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of cooking the rice and the meatloaf in one dish! I feel like a crazy person for having done them seperately until now!

The MamaBird said...

Oh, I want to try this! It sounds fabulous!

thethriftyhousewife said...

My family and my guests loved it! There really weren't much for leftovers :-)

Lisa Marie said...

I think I'm going to have to try this! You used instant rice - not reg. rice? Thanks for sharing!

thethriftyhousewife said...

Yep - I used the quick cooking instant rice in this recipe :)