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Porcupine Meat Loaf

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 9 hours, 15 minutes

1 (10 3/4-oz) can condensed tomato soup
1/2 cup chunky salsa
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 lb lean ground beef
1/2 cup uncooked instant white rice
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1 egg

In small bowl, combine soup, salsa and water; mix well.

In large bowl, combine ground beef and all remaining ingredients plus 1/2 cup of the tomato soup mixture; mix well. Shape mixture into oblong loaf no longer than diameter of slow cooker.* Carefully place meatloaf in bottom of 3 1/2 to 4-quart slow cooker. Pour remaining tomato soup mixture over meat loaf.

Cover; cook on low setting for 7-9 hours.

To serve, carefully remove meat loaf from slow cooker. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut into 6 slices, place on serving platter. Spoon sauce from slow cooker over meat loaf.

Makes 6 servings. Per serving: 310 calories, 17 g fat

* To make the meatloaf easier to remove -- Before placing the meat loaf in the slow cooker, smooth into place two 12-inch double-folded foil strips at right angles in the bottom and up the sides of the cooker. When the meat loaf is done, use the foil strips to lift it from the cooker.

Pillsbury Slow Cooker Recipes booklet