#CrockpotWednesday: Meatloaf


Coach Patton keeps it thick and real with a meatloaf that doesn’t need a some sort of gameday circus to know this week is special.


  • 1 1/2 lb Ground Beef (90% lean is best) or Ground Turkey
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 2/3 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Dried Minced Onions or 1/3 cup fresh minced onions (more or less to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Sage
  • 1/4 cup Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 lb Carrots
  • 1 1/2 lb Potatoes


  1. Beat the eggs in a large bowl.
  2. Add the milk, bread crumbs, onion (or dried onions) and sage and mix well.
  3. Crumble ground meat into mixture and mix well.
  4. Form into a loaf and place it in the middle of your slow cooker.
  5. Peel potatoes and carrots; cut into 1″ chunks and place around meat loaf.
  6. Cook on low 5-6 hours.
  7. Mix together ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and Worcestershire.
  8. Spread sauce on top of meat loaf and cook for 30 minutes on high.

(Source: http://momsneedtoknow.com/crockpot-meatloaf-recipe/#1UGAHmzylycKArxU.99)


#CrockpotWednesday: Mongolian Beef

Coach Inge is a cat who knows his history — and he’s knows nobody travelled with authority quite like the Mongol hordes. Get in touch with your inner Genghis so you’re ready to lay the wood  on Wake Forest.
  • 1 ½ pounds Flank Steak
  • ¼ cups cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • ½ teaspoons mince Garlic, Cloves
  • ¾ cups Soy Sauce
  • ¾ cups Water
  • ¾ cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup grated Carrots
  • green onions, for garnish
  1. Cut flank steak into thin strips. In a ziplock bag add flank steak pieces and cornstarch. Shake to coat.
  2. Add olive oil, minced garlic, soy sauce, water, brown sugar and carrots to slow cooker. Stir ingredients. Add coated flank steak and stir again until coated in the sauce.
  3. Cook for high 2-3 hours or on low 4-5 hours until cooked throughout and tender. Can serve over rice and garnish with green onions.

(Source: http://therecipecritic.com/2015/08/slow-cooker-mongolian-beef/)

#CrockpotWednesday: Mushroom Cube Steak

Mushroom Steak

Running Game OC Coach Greg Frey brings the ground and pound with a white trash twist — which is a good fit for Western Kentucky game week. Probably served best with Wonder bread.

1 lb. cube steak
2 (10.75 oz.) cans cream of mushroom soup
1 envelope onion soup mix
¾ cup water
salt and pepper to taste

Place all ingredients in a crock pot. Cook on low all day. Serve over rice, noodles, mashed potatoes, or with your favorite side dishes.

(Source:  http://www.menus4moms.com/crockpot-cube-steak-and-gravy/#sthash.kMurdt8d.dpuf)

#CrockpotWednesday: Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham

Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham

Coach McDaniel gets back to basic on the other side of the ball — a three ingredient, hands in the dirt, kind of crockpot lunch.


2 c. Brown Sugar, divided
7-8 lb Bone In Spiral Ham
20 oz can pineapple tidbits


Sprinkle 1 c. of the brown sugar in the bottom of your crock pot.
Place ham on top of brown sugar. Pour pineapple tidbits over the top of ham. Sprinkle with remaining brown sugar.
Cook on low 8 hours.

(Source: http://www.julieseatsandtreats.com/crock-pot-brown-sugar-pinapple-ham/)

#CrockpotWednesday: Honey Garlic Wings

Garlic Wings

The first game week of 2015 means the return of #CrockpotWednesday — Mrs. Coach is on a paleo kick back at the ranch building up Kid #3 & #5, so we’re trucking in a little sweet meat with some heat:

Honey Garlic Wings


2-3 lbs of wings ( Be aware that the wings that lay on the bottom of the crock pot will brown more than those piled on top)
3/4 cup of raw honey
1.5 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp of olive oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1-2 tbsp cayenne pepper (if you want a little heat!)

1. Toss wings into crock pot
2. In a bowl, mix all other ingredients. Heat the honey a little so it mixes and pours easily.
3. Pour mixture over wings. Mix.
4. Cook on low for 6 hours or 3-4 hours on high.