This slow cooker meatloaf is the epitome of simple, tasty, and delectable. Set it and forget it with a delicious sweet and spicy frosting for the ideal weeknight meal.
One of my family’s favorite foods is meatloaf. Growing up was something I enjoyed, and my children and husband continue to do so.
We made our classic meatloaf in a slow cooker so the oven wouldn’t get too hot; simply mix it up, set it up, and walk away.
We make slow cooker and crockpot recipes all year. It’s simple for our family because we’re always on the go, and they generally require little effort.
- 2 pounds of ground beef
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of breadcrumbs
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- 1/4 cup tomato sauce
- 3/4 cup tomato sauce
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon worchestershire sauce
- Combine the ground beef, onion, eggs, breadcrumbs, garlic, milk, Italian seasoning, parsley, salt, pepper, and tomato sauce in a large mixing bowl.
- Gently mix with your hands or a wooden spoon until everything comes together.
- Line a pot with aluminum foil and shape the meat mixture into a loaf in the pot.
- Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours, covered.
- Drain any excess fat before removing the tinned meatloaf and placing it on a baking sheet.
- Whisk together ketchup, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl until just combined; spread over entire meatloaf (you may have a little leftover, use this for dipping).
- Place in the oven for a few minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned.
- If desired, garnish with fresh parsley.
- Use at least 80/20 or 85/15 ground beef fat; anything higher in fat will produce more fat and cause your meatloaf to shrink.
- You can experiment with different meats, such as turkey, ground beef and pork, or Italian sausage.
- Mix the mixture gently; you don't want the meat to become chewy and tough if you overmix it.
- Drain the fat from your meatloaf before removing it from the pan; there will be fat regardless, but draining it will make it easier to place on the baking sheet.
- Soak up the sauce, and don't be shy about having some leftovers to dip your bites in.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 620Total Fat 29gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 198mgSodium 559mgCarbohydrates 40gFiber 2gSugar 25gProtein 47g