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Healthy Meatloaf Recipe – Easy Recipe to use in Your Slow Cooker

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Have you been on the hunt for a healthier version of meatloaf to serve to your family? I love good ol’ country cooking and meatloaf is one of those dishes that are so hearty & filling, perfect for the colder months. However, we’ve been trying to eat healthier this year as one of our goals, so I was excited about this Healthy Meatloaf recipe we’re sharing with you today. This is the type of recipe you can add in your favorite type of meat – whether it be free range beef, ground turkey or lean ground beef.  You can also substitute some of the veggies and add in your favorites, too, once you’ve played around with the recipe a few times. Or leave out the veggies if you prefer – it’s very versatile!

healthy meatloaf ingredients

Ingredients:

  •  2 pounds  lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 cups fresh baby Spinach and Swiss chard
  • 1 large head of broccoli
  • 3 cups whole grain bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup A1 or Steak sauce
  • 1 cup Sweet Baby Rays original barbeque sauce  (or your preferred BBQ sauce)

Directions:

 healthy meatloaf blending the ingredients

Thoroughly wash all of your fresh vegetables then rough chop the carrots and onions down to 1-2 inch size pieces.

Use your food processor to dice them down (it would be even faster if you have a Vitamix or BlendTec blender which can do this in about 30 seconds and the meatloaf will come together quickly)!

Combine the vegetable mix with both meats in one large bowl.

Chop down the bread and pulse into crumbs, again you can use a blender or food processor.

Add to the combined meat and veggie mix. The liquids from the vegetables will make this a bit wetter then you might be used to – that is alright. You’ll want that for the first part of cooking before the fats from the meat start to come out in the slow cooker.

Press into your slow cooker so it is the same height then prick with a fork across the entire top. That will allow the flavors of the sauces to really infuse themselves into the meatloaf.

Healthy Meatloaf with Worcestershire Sauce

Pour the worcestershire, A1 and barbeque sauce across the top, quick combine with the fork. Cover and cook on low for about 3 hours.

Healthy Meatloaf Finished

And that’s it – you’ve got a pretty simple yet healthy meatloaf to serve your family for dinner! We’d love to hear if you try any different variations to this recipe & what you & your family think of the recipe!

Printable Recipe for Healthy Meatloaf:

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Healthy Meatloaf Recipe

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach and Swiss chard
  • 1 large head of broccoli
  • 3 cups whole grain bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup A1 or steak sauce
  • 1 cup Sweet Baby Rays original barbeque sauce (or your favorite sauce)

Instructions

  1. Thoroughly wash all of your fresh vegetables.
  2. Rough chop the carrots and onions down to 1-2 inch size pieces.
  3. Use your food processor to dice them down. (If you have a Vitamix or BlendTec blender, it will only take about 30 seconds and this meatloaf will come together quickly!
  4. Combine the vegetable mix with both meats in one large bowl.
  5. Chop down the bread and pulse into crumbs, again you can use a food processor or a blender.
  6. Add to the combined meat and veggie mix. The liquids from the vegetables will make this a bit wetter then you might be used to-that is alright. You’ll want that for the first part of cooking before the fats from the meat start to come out in the slow cooker.
  7. Press into your slow cooker so it is the same height then prick with a fork across the entire top. That will allow the flavors of the sauces to really infuse themselves into the meatloaf.
  8. Pour the worcestershire, A1 and barbeque sauce across the top, quick combine with the fork. Cover and cook on low for about 3 hours.

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