Crock-Pot Meatloaf Stuffed Onions Recipe
Servings Prep Time
8people 30minutes
Cook Time
6 – 8hours on LOW or 4 – 5 hours on HIGH
Servings Prep Time
8people 30minutes
Cook Time
6 – 8hours on LOW or 4 – 5 hours on HIGH
  • 1 1/2pounds extra lean ground beef93% or better
  • 1cup pork rindsCrushed (If you don’t need low carb or gluten free feel free to use bread crumbs or oatmeal)
  • 2large eggs
  • 1/3cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 1/2teaspoon pepper
  • 2tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1/2cup parmesan cheese shaved (you can also use shredded or grated as well)
  • 1/4cup yellow onionchoppped
  • 1/2teaspoon garlic powder
  • 16ounces baconYou may not need the entire package. One slice per loaf.
  • 6large onionsGet as large as you can. Various flavors will be fine.
  1. Peel your onions. Line your slow cooker with a crock-pot liner and spray with non-stick cooking spray if desired.
  2. I used a large metal mixing bowl (I’ve covered it with press and seal) . Mix all of the ingredients except your large onions and bacon.
  3. Cut the top and bottom off of the onions and separate 2 layers from the rest of the onion. This is the portion that you will place the meatloaf in. I had enough for 11-12 onions so you will pull 2 layers off and repeat at least one more time. If your onion is large enough you may be able to do it 3 times. Save the rest of the onion for later.
  4. I pulled out a cookie sheet to amass the mini meatloaves. I covered it with press and seal so clean up would be easy. I lined up a ball of meatloaf by each onion peel.
  5. Pull enough bacon for a strip for each mini meatloaf on a separate plate out of your package. When that is all ready take a few of the onion chunks that are left and place at the bottom of the crock to help with spacing. I placed the leftover onions pieces in a ziploc bag and used them in my other cooking throughout the week.
  6. Pick up your meatloaf ball, wrap with one slice of bacon, and then cover with the onion and carefully set it in your crock. Repeat with each mini meatloaf.
  7. When you are done cook it on low for 6-8 hours or on high for about 4-5. You will want to use a meat thermometer to make sure the temp reaches 160. You’ll want to use a good set of tongs to pull them out when you are done.

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