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Glazed Pork Loaf

Glazed Pork LoafA family favorite—meat loaf—cooks all day in a slow-cooker and provides leftovers for sandwiches tomorrow. Serve with buttered broccoli spears and mashed potatoes.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds lean ground pork
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
3/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 large egg
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. In large bowl, blend together all ingredients well. Form into a 7x4 1/2x2-inch loaf; place in slow cooker. Cover and cook on High for 4 hours or on Low for 8 to 10 hours, until a meat thermometer inserted reads 160°F (70°C).
  2. Carefully remove pork loaf from cooker (see following tip); let cool 10 minutes before slicing to serve.

Makes 6 servings.

Tip: To ease removal of the pork loaf from the slow cooker, fold two 24-inch-long pieces of aluminum foil in half lengthwise, then in half lengthwise again. Place strips across each other, forming a cross in the bottom of a 3 1/2 or 4-quart slow cooker. Press strips against the inside of the slow cooker, letting ends hang over the outside.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories 350 calories Protein 25 grams Fat 18 grams Sodium 1220 milligrams Cholesterol 100 milligrams Saturated Fat 6 grams Carbohydrates 19 grams Fiber 1 grams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Pork, Be Inspired®.