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Slow Cooker Meatloaf

By Veronica46

Classic meatloaf never gets old. Here is a recipe for making it just like mama except in the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Meatloaf

There are not a lot of foods that scream comfort, but meatloaf is way up there on the list. My mom used to make the best meatloaf. This version is similar but I decided to make it in the slow cooker.  This recipe is pretty much perfect and so easy to mix up.

I think the slow cooker keeps it juicy and tender, unlike the oven which sometimes can dry it out. I also used the meatloaf mix. It is a combination of beef, pork and veal. It makes it moist and delicious. It also helps that you don’t over mix the meat. It can make it tough if you over mix. I also added some Ancho chili powder to the sauce that I put in the meatloaf and over the top.

I also used bacon, lots and lots of bacon both in the meatloaf and on the top. I know that sometimes meatloaf accumulates a lot of grease. I put two pieces of bread on the bottom of the insert then put the loaf on top. I did that to kind of soak up all the accumulated grease.

So if you make and love meatloaf like I do please try this recipe. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

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Slow Cooker Meatloaf


2 strips of bacon minced
1 small onion
2 garlic cloves minced
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
1 teaspoon mustard powder
1 teaspoon Ancho chili powder
1 can roasted tomatoes
2 pieces of bread torn into pieces
4 tablespoons milk
1 lbs meatloaf mix
1 egg
2 slices bread
3 slices of bacon


In a skillet cook bacon and onion until translucent about 10 minutes. Add garlic and cook another minute or two. Add Ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, chili powder and roasted tomatoes. Mix and allow to cook about 5 minutes. In a small bowl combine torn bread and milk. Allow the bread to absorb the milk. In a large bowl combine 1/2 the tomato mixture, bread, meatloaf mix and egg. Line the slow cooker insert with two slices of bread. Pile the meatloaf on top of the bread. Lay the slices of bacon over the meatloaf. Cook on low 8 hours. Remove insert and pour other half of tomato mixture over bacon. Place in the broiler for a few minutes or until bacon is crisp and tomato mixture is bubbly.

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