Slow Cooker Meatloaf

Here, adapted from Cooking Light, is consummate comfort food, served up with a clear conscience. (That means it’s healthy!)

2 slices whole wheat bread
3/4 pound ground beef round
3/4 pound ground turkey (I used 90% lean, which is less expensive than turkey breast)
1 1/2 cups chopped shiitake mushrooms
1/2 cup grated onion
1 t. dried Italian seasoning
1 t. salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 garlic clove, minced

2 T. ketchup
1 1/2 t. Dijon mustard
1/8 t. ground red pepper

Process bread into crumbs in a food processor or blender and place in a large bowl. Combine with the next 8 ingredients (beef through garlic) and shape into a 9 X 6-inch loaf. Place into a slow cooker.

Combine the ketchup, Dijon mustard and red pepper and spread evenly over the loaf. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 5 hours.

Yield: 6 servings