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Crockpot Meatloaf

Best Crockpot Meatloaf

Crockpot Meatloaf is a juicy and flavorful dinner, easily made in the slow cooker. Classic comfort food made with ground beef, cheese, and a sweet and tangy glaze.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Crockpot Meatloaf, Slow Cooker Meatloaf
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 363kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


Beef mixture:

  • 2 pounds ground beef (80 to 85 lean)
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese optional

Meatloaf Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard


Make the beef mixture:

  • In a large bowl combine all the beef mixture ingredients together and mix thoroughly just until combined.
  • Then, shape into an oval that will fit into the crockpot.
  • Use a large strip of aluminum foil and press it into the bottom and up to two of the sides of a slow cooker, making an aluminum overhang Spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray.


  • Next, place the shaped meat in the pot onto the aluminum insert. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours.
  • The meat is done cooking when an instant thermometer inserted in the center of the loaf reads 160 degrees F.


  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the glaze ingredients together.


  • When finished cooking, carefully lift out the meatloaf, using the foil overhang, and place it on a baking sheet.
  • Using a kitchen brush, top the meat with about 1/2 cup of the glaze, and then place it under the broil for few more minutes till sticky and bubbly.


  • After cooking, place it on a cooling rack and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Serve sliced and warm with the remaining glaze.



Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 546mg | Potassium: 443mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2.7mg