Slow Cooker Easy Traditional Meatloaf Recipe

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 7:00 h
  • Ready In: 7:10 h

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    241 g
  • Fat

    5.5 g
  • Cholesterol

    64.3 mg
  • Sodium

    489 mg
  • Protein

    31.2 g
  • Carbohydrate

    15.3 g
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Slow cooker easy traditional meatloaf recipe. Beef meatloaf with vegetables cooked in a slow cooker. Serve it with mashed potatoes. Meatloaf can also be cooked in a loaf pan or 2 smaller loaf pans if they fit in a slow cooker.

You can also prepare mashed potatoes at home. Learn how to make it.

Real Mashed Potatoes Recipe

makes 6 servings

Ingredients: 2 pounds (960 g) Idaho potatoes, peeled, cooked and kept warm, 1/3 cup (80 ml) each: 2% low-fat milk and sour cream, 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions: Mash cooked potatoes or brat until smooth, stirring milk, sour cream and butter. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Serve with Slow Cooker Easy Traditional Meatloaf Recipe.

Meatloaf Variations:

Italian Meatloaf Recipe:

Make the traditional meatloaf recipe, adding 1 oz (30 g) grated Parmesan cheese, 2 oz (60 g) shredded low-fat Mozzarella cheese, and 2 tablespoons chopped pitted ripe olives. At the end of cooking time, pour over tomato sauce or ketchup and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons each: Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese. Cover slow cooker and cook until cheeses are melted, for about 5-10 minutes.

Savory Cheesy Meatloaf Recipe:

Make traditional meatloaf recipe, submiting1/2 proud (240 g) ground lean pork for 1/2 pound (240 g) of the beef and stirring 4 oz (120 g) low-fat cream cheese, 2 oz (60 g)  shredded low-fat Cheddar cheese, and 2 tablespoons famous Worcestershire sauce. Finally, sprinkle 1 oz (30 g) shredded Cheddar cheese over top of the meatloaf. Cover slow cooker and cook on high heat setting until cheese is melted, for about 5-10 minutes.

Chutney-Peanut Meatloaf Recipe:

Make the traditional meatloaf recipe, submitting 1/2 cup chopped chutney for the ketchup, and adding 1/3 cup chopped peanuts, 1 teaspoon curry powder, and 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground ginger.

Slow Cooker Easy Traditional Meatloaf Recipe

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  • 1 ½ pounds (720 g) lean ground beef
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) 2% low-fat milk
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) ketchup
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt and 1.2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Step 1

Make foil handle, cutting 2 long strips of aluminum foil that will fit into the slow cooker, going across the bottom and extending to the top of the sides of the slow cooker.

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix until well blended. Pat beef mixture into a loaf shape and place in the slow cooker (make sure sides of loaf don't touch cooker). Insert meat thermometer in the center of the loaf.

Step 3

Cover slow cooker and cook on low-heat setting for 6-7 hours or until meat thermometer registers 170 F (85 C). Turn off slow cooker and remove meatloaf, using foil handles.

Step 4

Loosely cover with aluminum foil and let stand for 10 minutes. Serve with mashed potatoes.

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