Crock-Pot Meatloaf Recipe

Crock pot meatloaf recipe

Crock pot meatloaf is an easy and delicious meal that can cook while you work, play with your kids or cross things off your to-do list. We like it better than regular meatloaf, and you avoid the chance of the meatloaf grease overflowing in the oven and causing a major cloud of smoke (am I the only one who has done that?).

This recipe is easy to vary: add cumin and chili powder for a Mexican flavor, pureed veggies to get your kids to eat them, or put bacon and homemade barbecue sauce on top (because bacon improves everything!)

Crock pot meatloaf recipe
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Crock-Pot Meatloaf

Delicious meatloaf in the slow-cooker for an easy dinner idea.
Course Slow-Cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Katie Wells


  • 2 pounds of ground beef bison, or turkey (or a combination)
  • 1 medium onion very finely diced or pureed in blender (preferred method)
  • 3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce or more, to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • salt pepper and any other spices to taste- I use about 1-2 teaspoons of each
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten


  • Mix all ingredients well in a medium sized bowl.
  • Place in a metal loaf pan (if using a large crock pot) or directly in crock pot. Place the loaf pan directly in the crock pot if using a loaf pan.
  • Put the lid on crock pot and cook on low (6-8 hours) or high (4 hours). If not using the loaf pan, it will cook faster, so check in 3-4 hours on low or 2-3 hours on high.
  • When cooked, turn the crock pot off and let cool for 15-30 minutes with lid off before cutting.
  • Top with homemade ketchup (optional) and serve.

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Random note: my kids actually like meatloaf with applesauce on it, so I add 1/2 cup applesauce in the last hour of cooking.

Ever made meatloaf in a crock pot? What is your secret to great meatloaf? Share below!

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