This meatloaf couldn't be easier! It's the perfect meal for Saturday night dinner. Just whip it up before you make lunch, put it in the slow-cooker and let the cooker do its thing. If you love the glaze as much as I do, consider doubling the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and Worcestershire sauce, spooning half of it over the loaf before cooking and refrigerating the rest until mealtime.
Slow-cooker meatloaf recipe
- Cooking spray
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1-1/2 scant teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1-1/2 pounds ground beef or turkey
- 1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
- 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons mustard
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- Fold a long piece of aluminum foil in half and place it in your slow cooker. You do not need to line the cooker. You're just creating a way to easily remove the meatloaf, so the sides of the foil should come up over the slow cooker to act as handles. It helps to use really high-quality foil.
- Spray the foil and the sides of the slow cooker that are exposed well with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper.
- Add the ground meat and onions, and use your hands to integrate the breadcrumb mixture. Mix until it's just combined. You don't want to overwork the meat.
- Form the meat into a loaf of any shape that will fit into your slow cooker, trying to make sure it's well packed. I put the meat into a bread pan sprayed with cooking spray and used my hands to pack it down, then turned out the meat and finished shaping the loaf.
- Place the meatloaf into the slow cooker.
- In a small bowl, mix together the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and Worcestershire sauce and spoon it over the meatloaf.
- Put the lid on your slow cooker and cook it on low for 6 hours. Use the foil handles to carefully remove the meatloaf from the pot.
Quick tip: Don't like getting raw ground meat under your fingernails? Neither do I. If you don't have gloves, put your hands into small zip-top bags to mix the meat.