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Simple Slow Cooker Meatloaf Recipe
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Simple Slow Cooker Meatloaf

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"Make a nice meatloaf without turning on the oven with this innovative recipe that can be made in a slow cooker."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 5 mins


  1. In large bowl, combine sausage, beef, 1/2 cup ketchup, soup mix, bread crumbs and eggs. When well combined, shape into loaf to fit your slow cooker (round or oval). Place into slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low heat 4-6 hours. Spread remaining 1/2 cup ketchup on top of meatloaf 30 minutes before serving. Cover and continue cooking on low heat for 30 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 28, 2007

This is a pretty good recipe. I find the sausage gives it a greasy taste. I used just lean ground beef. I also add in 1/2 cup of all bran cereal to absorb some of the extra moisture. I also put a handful of baby carrots to the bottom of the slow cooker, to raise the meatloaf out of the fat.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 04, 2010

Did not care for. The top split open and we found it, for some reason, very rich tasting. I will go back to my oven meatloaf. Perhaps I did something wrong, but I didn't think so.

Oct 22, 2006

Very good. I made the following changes: I only had ground beef, so I used 2 lb. Instead of ketchup on top, I used KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce. I was worried that the center wouldn't cook at the same time as the outside, so I shaped it into 2 long loaves in my oval crockpot, with about an inch of space in between them. I think this worked really well. I only had 3 hours, so I cooked it on high for a bit and then turned to low to finish. Overall, my family liked it very much, and it didn't heat up our kitchen (the main reason I have been avoiding making meatloaf for several months now). DD and DH said this was better than my regular meatloaf, and they have always loved that one.

Oct 23, 2005

This was a great recipe. My family enjoyed it and it was simple and easy to make. Since it was my first time making this, I did not change anything, and it turned out great. I did drain the drippings before adding the remaining ketchup and used that for the gravy we had on our mashed potatoes.

Sep 05, 2006

I love the taste of this recipe, it's very flavorful, I couldn't get enough. The texture was lacking though, as it fell apart, and did indeed look like dog food as one reviewer mentioned. I used ground turkey instead of beef, so I didn't have a lot of excess drippings. I think the problem stems from the ratio of dry ingredients to moist ingredients. Two eggs, plus the ketchup just seems excessive. While mixing the ingredients, the meat became runny, so less moisture is a definite must. One egg and the ketchup should work just as well, and the loaf should stick together better. This meal will definitely stay in the rotation though, since it's so easy to throw together and cook while at my classes or at work.

Oct 02, 2007

This was so easy! I used 1.5 lbs hamburger and .5 lb sausage. Instead of mixing ketchup into the meatloaf, I used 1/2 cup of salsa. I only used one egg. I drained it before adding the ketchup to the top. The consistency was perfect and it stayed together perfectly!! Yummy!

Apr 29, 2007

An excellent, easy meatloaf. I used cracker crumbs instead of bread crumbs (because thats what I had) and BBQ sauce instead of ketchup (because thats what I like), and it was delicious.

Oct 02, 2006

We really liked this one! I used sage flavored sausage which added some flavor. It didn't seem to have as much grease as when you cook one in the oven and even though it sits in the drippings, the bottom wasn't all soggy. Nothing is worse than a soggy meatloaf! :) My husband really liked it. Next time I will try BBQ sauce instead of ketchup to see how that tastes.


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  • Calories
  • 592 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 167 mg
  • 56%
  • Fat
  • 42.7 g
  • 66%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 25.3 g
  • 51%
  • Sodium
  • 1722 mg
  • 69%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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