This flavorful recipe for Crock-Pot Easy Meatloaf comes out moist and meaty and full of flavor when you make it in your slow cooker. Oatmeal is used as a binder instead of the traditional bread crumbs to make it healthier.
Crock-Pot Easy Meatloaf
While visiting my parents in Utah recently everyone was craving meatloaf for dinner. I was too tired to go to the grocery store so I rummaged through my parents freezer and pantry to see what I could come up with.
Luckily my mom and dad had two 1 pound packages of lean ground beef in the freezer. Normally I use some dried seasoned bread crumbs in my meatloaf but my folks were out. But I spotted some oatmeal in the pantry instead and decided to use that as it would still act as a binder, and would be a little bit healthier too!
The rest of the ingredients were all kitchen staples…milk, eggs, onion, garlic, Heinz chili sauce (you could also use ketchup, chicken broth, salt pepper. Nothing crazy or out of the ordinary.
This really is just a basic meatloaf recipe. But because you all know I love my Crock-Pot I had to make it in the slow cooker. I love cooking meatloaf in the slow cooker. It always comes out moist and tender and not dried and overcooked as meatloaf has a tendency to do in the oven.
Everyone loved the meatloaf when it came out of the slow cooker. We served it with some mashed potatoes and corn and slices of bread. It hit the spot and filled the tummies of my family.
Since returning back home to Kansas my daughter has asked for it so many times and now this recipe is in our favorite recipe rotation and I make it probably once a month or so.
I hope you enjoy it as much as my family did!