Meat Loaf with Tomato Sauce

Meatloaf with a savory tomato sauce, just like mom's.

    3 medium sized tomatoes (1 pound) quartered or 1 - 1 pound can whole stewed tomatoes, undrained
    1 garlic clove, minced
    2 tablespoons chopped parsley
    1 egg
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 pound ground beef
    1 cup soda cracker crumbs

  1. Set covered pot on base. Preheat at Setting #5 while mixing ingredients.
  2. In mixing bowl, place tomato, garlic, parsley, egg and salt, beat with electric mixer until smooth.
  3. Combine ground beef with cracker crumbs and 1 1/4 cups of tomato mixture. Shape into loaf and place in 9 x 5inch loaf pan. Pour remaining tomato mixture over meat loaf. Place pan in pot.
  4. Cover and bake at Setting #5 for 2 hours. Place inverted platter over loaf pan and turn platter right side up to remove loaf from pan.

    Makes 4 to 5 servings.