I refuse to tell you my life story before the recipe so here it is, enjoy 😊
2 lbs ground beef, grass fed. Can sub 1 lb beef and 1 lb of ground turkey.
1 cup oats (may use bread crumbs instead)
1 onion, chopped small
1 carrot, chopped small
1 stalk celery, chopped small
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp parsley
1 ½ tsp salt
½ tsp dry mustard
1 small can tomato paste
1. Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl (note, only use about ¾ ths of the tomato paste). Form into a large loaf.
2. Use two strips of aluminum foil (about 12 – 16 ins.) fold each strip in half longways. Place first strip in crockpot down long side across bottom and up opposite long side. Place second strip down short side across bottom and up opposite side. This forms a cross and keeps meat loaf from sticking to sides of crockpot . use the foil later to hoist loaf out of crockpot.
3. Place loaf in crockpot. Add remaining tomato paste to top of meatloaf.
4. Cook on high for about 4 hours.