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Mediterranean Meatloaf

Need healthy slow cooker recipes? This Mediterranean meatloaf fits the bill! Low in calories and high in protein, this super easy meatloaf is one of our best slow cooker recipes!

Mediterranean Meatloaf
Mediterranean Meatloaf in the slow cooker is the perfect way to start your week.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ pounds 95 percent lean ground beef
  • ½ cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese (2 ounces)
  • ¼ cup oil-packed dried tomatoes, drained and snipped
  • ¼ cup bottled pizza or pasta sauce
  • Romaine leaves, julienne carrots, and cucumber slices (optional)
  • Red wine vinaigrette (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine egg product and milk; beat with a fork. Stir in bread crumbs, oregano, pepper, and garlic. Add ground beef, feta cheese, and dried tomatoes; mix well. Shape meat mixture into a 6-inch round loaf.
  2. Tear off an 18-inch-square sheet of heavy foil. Cut into thirds. Fold each piece into thirds lengthwise. Crisscross strips and place meatloaf in the center of foil strips. Bringing up strips, transfer loaf, and foil to a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker (leave foil strips under loaf). Press loaf away from the side of the cooker. Fold strips down, leaving the loaf exposed. Spread pizza sauce over loaf.
  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
  4. Using foil strips, carefully lift the meatloaf from the cooker. Discard foil strips. If desired, combine romaine, carrots, and cucumbers; top with vinaigrette. Serve salad with meatloaf.