Friday, March 25, 2011

Meatloaf Florentine

Meatloaf Florentine
Slow Cooker

2 eggs
1 (16 ounce) jar Parmesan Alfredo sauce, divided
3 slices bread, finely diced
1 (9 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed dry
1½ pounds lean ground beef
garlic salt and pepper to taste

In large bowl, combine eggs and ½ cup Alfredo sauce. Mix well. Add bread and spinach. Mix well. Add ground beef, garlic salt and pepper to taste. Gently mix. 
In bottom of slow cooker sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, shape meat mixture into a loaf, mounded so it does not touch the sides. Cover. Cook on high 4 to 5 hours or low 8 to 9 hours. Remove from slow cooker. Heat remaining Alfredo sauce. Serve sauce with meatloaf. Makes 5 to 6 servings.

f you have not used your slow cooker to make a meatloaf before you should give it a try.  A big complaint that people have about meatloaf is that it is dry.  If you make it in the slow cooker, it will the moist and tender every time you make it.

This recipe is a new twist on a good old comfort food standby.  The creamy Alfredo sauce is a nice change from the usual ketchup topped meatloaf. 
My husband Stan is not a big cooked spinach fan, so when I first made this recipe he only took a small slice.  After his first bite he went back for seconds and probably would have gone back for thirds if our foreign exchange girls hadn't clean it out.

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  1. Oh my this recipe I will be trying, never have done a meatloaf in slow cooker so will be interesting.

  2. Never would have thought to cook a meatloaf in my slow cooke,but it really looks great and what a tasty recipe; looking good.

  3. I love this!!!!!!!!! Meatloaf is my very favorite comfort food and I have to try it your Florentine way! Thanks for the recipe and have a great weekend Linda!

  4. I'm always looking for recipes for the slow cooker. This sounds very good.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  5. Sounds tasty! I will definitely have to try making my next meatloaf in my slow cooker. With the warmer weather upon us, not having to heat up the kitchen with the oven would be great.

  6. Never even knew you could cook meatloaf in a slow cooker. I'll have to try it.

  7. Mmmmmmmm, spinach! What a great addition! Cannot WAIT to try this!

  8. This looks really good unfortunately my dad hates spinach in any form but I might make this any way and just fix him something else.

  9. We are big spinach fans and I love meat loaf sandwiches so I might have to try this one in my slow cooker....the smoker:)

  10. Thanks so much for visiting my this meatloaf! I'm always on the lookout for new meatloaf variants as it's one of our favorite comfort meals!!

  11. I love the idea of putting spinach in meatloaf,even though I am the one cooking and know it is in there it will help me eat the green veggies that I really don't care for.