A friend of mine raised 2 hogs last summer. She sold some of the meat to me, and I have a quantity of packages of just plain ground pork - not sausage. Today I decided to try to make a meatloaf from it, and it turned out quite delicious. Here is the recipe:
2 pounds ground pork
2 pieces of homemade whole wheat bread, processed into moist crumbs
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons liquid smoke
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
several cranks of freshly ground pepper
I mixed all that together thoroughly before baking. Now, of course, it could be baked in the oven, but I was going to be gone part of the day, and so this is what I did:
I packed it into a 2.5 quart glass bowl and set it down into my large Crock pot. I put a salad plate on top of the pot and then a few scrubbed potatoes and carrots on top of the plate. I set the temperature to "high" and put on the lid. About 6 hours later, I got home and it was all ready and thoroughly cooked.
I removed the vegetables, the plate, and then carefully lifted the bowl out of the Crock pot and drained off most of the liquid fat. Then I turned the Oinkloaf upside-down onto some paper towels and let it cool for a while before cutting.
It was delicious!