Amish cooks tend to use fewer spices than I prefer, so I tweaked this recipe by adding the soup and salad dressing mixes. This feeds 10-12 guests, and they repeatedly ask for the recipe.
1 lb. each lean hamburger, pork sausage, turkey breakfast sausage
1 cup oats, uncooked
¾ cup tomato juice
1 envelope dry onion soup mix
1 envelope dry Good Seasons Italian salad dressing mix
3 T. ketchup
3 T. mustard
3 T. brown sugar
In a large bowl, combine all meat loaf ingredients thoroughly. Pack firmly into 2 sprayed loaf pans OR shape into 2 loaves and place in a large crockery cooker, adding ¼ cup water in the bottom of the cooker.
Mix the sauce ingredients and spread over the meat loaves. Bake the pans at 350º for an hour. Bake slow cooker loaves for about 6 hours on low. Remove from pan/cooker and allow to sit on platter for about 5 minutes before slicing.