Beef and red pepper meatloaf (slow cooker recipe)

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Beef and red pepper meatloaf (slow cooker recipe)
Beef and red pepper meatloaf (slow cooker recipe)
The lamb version of this dish
Servings:Serves 4 to 6 people
Calories per serving:552
Ready in:4 hours 30 minutes
Prep. time:30 minutes
Cook time:4 hour
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:1st December 2013
In the slow-cooker, ready to go

This delicious meatloaf recipe, adapted for use in a slow cooker can be served hot or cold.

The original version of this recipe is cooked in a bain-marie in the oven but as I didn't have a tin large enough, I thought I would try this in the slow cooker


Ingredients

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Method

  1. Lightly grease the crockpot
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan or wok fry the onion and garlic until translucent, about 5 minutes
  3. Add the spices and fry off for another minute or so
  4. Add the minced beef, beaten egg, breadcrumbs, pine nuts, peppers and the onion mix and combine with your hands
  5. Leave to stand for 15 minutes
  6. Pack the mix into the crockpot and tamp down with a flat object, or roll flat with a tumbler.
  7. Dress with the bay leaves
  8. Cover with the lid and cook on medium for 4 hours on low
  9. Remove from the heat and allow to rest for 15 minutes

Serving suggestions

Serve sliced, with boiled potatoes, gravy of your choice and glazed carrots.

Variations

Line the tin with streaky bacon, leaving some extra to fold over the top and this dish will go even further

Chef's notes

Using a large slow cooker instead of a small bread tin, the depth of the meatloaf is quite thin, however, it is still very moist and perfectly acceptable. If were sure you liked the taste and texture of this meatloaf, you could double the quantities and make one of a size that would slice like a conventional meatloaf. You would need to feed a large family (or a small institution) to make a meatloaf of this size. Use a mix of minced beef and pork.

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