Magic Slow Cooker Meatloaf
This recipe for Magic Slow Cooker Meatloaf combines the comfort of meatloaf with the ease of a slow cooker dinner recipe. Simply mix the ingredients together in the morning, place them in the slow cooker, set it and forget it! The slow cooker meatloaf holds its form while cooking, creating a meal that will be ready to serve when you are. Since it cooks in the slow cooker, it comes out super moist and full of flavor! Top it all off with a sweet ketchup mixture. For a complete meal, you can also place peeled and chopped potatoes and carrots in the slow cooker surrounding the meatloaf, and cooking them all together! We recommend placing a long piece of foil in the slow cooker before placing the meat in so it's easier to take out once cooked.
- Variation: Instead of 3/4 cups ketchup in the meatloaf, you can use 8 ounces tomato sauce. For a different flavor, you can also use 1 cup milk mixed with 1 packet gravy mix.
Preparation Time10 min
Cooking Time8 hr
Cooking MethodCasserole, Slow Cooker
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1/2 cup green peppers, chopped
- 1/2 cup onions, chopped
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 egg
- 1 cup Ritz cracker crumbs
- 1 1/2 cup ketchup, divided
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
In a medium bowl, mix together ground beef, green pepper, onion, eggs, salt, cracker crumbs, and 3/4 cups of the ketchup. Use a spoon or your hands to incorporate the mixture.
Line your slow cooker with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick spray. Shape the meat mixture into a loaf and place in slow cooker.
Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or HIGH for 3-4, until the meat is no longer pink. In the last 15 minutes, mix together remaining ketchup, mustard and brown sugar and spread on top meatloaf. Let cook for remaining 15 minutes.
Let cool, slice and serve.