Meat Loaf and Mushrooms

Rebecca Meyerkorth Wamego, KS

Prep. Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 5 Hours


  • 2 1-oz. slices whole wheat bread
  • ½ lb. extra-lean ground beef
  • ¾ lb. fat-free ground turkey
  • cups mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ cup minced onions
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp. ketchup
  • tsp. Dijon mustard
  • tsp. ground red pepper

Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 3½–4-Quart


  1. Fold two strips of tin foil, each long enough to fit from the top of the cooker, down inside and up the other side, plus a 2-inch overhang on each side of the cooker—to function as handles for lifting the finished loaf out of the cooker.
  2. Process bread slices in food processor until crumbs measure 1⅓ cups.
  3. Combine bread crumbs, beef, turkey, mushrooms, onions, Italian seasoning, salt, eggs, and garlic in bowl. Shape into loaf to fit in slow cooker.
  4. Mix together ketchup, mustard, and pepper. Spread over top of loaf.
  5. Cover. Cook on Low 5 hours.
  6. When finished, pull loaf up gently with foil handles. Place loaf on warm platter. Pull foil handles away. Allow loaf to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Per Serving: 230 calories (60 calories from fat), 7g total fat (2g saturated, 0g trans), 100mg cholesterol, 1190mg sodium, 15g total carbohydrate (2g fiber, 4g sugar), 27g protein, 4%DV vitamin A, 0%DV vitamin C, 4%DV calcium, 15%DV iron.