I knew I wanted to make this but was worried about being away from home more than 5 hours, I couldn't leave the crockpot off for 4 hours, then have it turn on with a timer. So, when I got home last night I prepared this recipe, then put it in the oven at 350 for an hour. It was delicious!! It was still moist. I don't know if it may be better in the crockpot but in the oven it was excellent. Our neighbor stopped in and after a few minutes he asked what we were having for dinner, could he stay?
Slow-Cooker Meat Loaf with Shiitake Mushrooms
2 (1-oz) slices whole wheat bread
3/4 pound ground round
3/4 pound ground turkey
1 1/2 cups sliced shiitake mushrooms
1/2 cup grated fresh onion
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1. Place bread in a food processor and pulse 10 times or until crumbs measure 1 1/3 cups. Combine crumbs, beef and next 7 ingredinets (beef through garlic) in a large bowl and shape meat mixture into a 9x6-inch loaf. Place loaf in an electric slow cooker.
2. Combine ketchup, mustard, and pepper in a small bowl stirring with a fork. Spread ketchup mixture evenly over top of loaf. Cover with lid, cook on Low for 5 hours. Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 4 ounces).