On June 14, in between my summer travels, I made meat loaf in the crock pot. Basically, I came back from spending time at home after my best friend's wedding, and realized that the bag of potatoes I had purchased before I left was starting to sprout. Since I was going to be leaving in another week for the ordination of some of my friends from my M.A. program, I began searching my crock pot cookbooks for a recipe with which I could use up the potatoes, and I quickly found one in my other favorite crock pot cookbook: Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook. This cookbook definitely has some more interesting recipes than the one I used in my previous posts, but I don't use it as frequently because often the recipes are more complicated: you cannot just throw the ingredients in when you wake up in the morning, turn it on before going to school, and then have dinner when you get home. Also, there are no pictures. :)
this one... and apparently there's one where you can do three recipes at a time as well). The recipe calls for you to use olive oil to grease the bottom of the crock pot--I used nonstick cooking spray. Then you just fill the bottom, neatly, with the peeled and cut potatoes.
You make the meatloaf in the same way that you'd normally make meatloaf. Now, this recipe is not the way that I'd normally make meatloaf, and I did adjust the recipe a bit. It's possible that some of the problems I had with serving the meatloaf (see the end of the post) would have been taken care of in the original recipe, but I cannot say that for sure.