“Slow Cooker Meatloaf”

Remember when Mom made meatloaf? Meatloaf is still one of my favorite weeknight meals. Mom used to make sandwiches for our lunches with leftovers. Loved it!!! and still do. Mom started using turkey in her meatloaf years ago. Now I’ve got one better. Use your slow cooker to make this Slow Cooker Meatloaf. Slow Cooker Meatloaf comes out so moist and flavorful made with turkey and beef. Better yet, you can walk away or start meatloaf before you leave for work. All you have to prepare are your sides. If you notice, I kinda had an issue getting my meatloaf out of the slow cooker. Hey, things happen…delicious all the same! Slow Cooker Meatloaf makes great sandwiches just like Mom’s. What’s your favorite meatloaf memory?

Slow Cooker Meatloaf

Lay Carrot Halves in Slow Cooker
Lay Carrot Halves in Slow Cooker
Meatloaf Laying on Carrots
Meatloaf Laying on Carrots
Meatloaf with Tomato Glaze
Meatloaf with Tomato Glaze
Slow Cooker Meatloaf Ready to Serve
Slow Cooker Meatloaf Ready to Serve

Slow Cooker Meatloaf

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef

1 pound ground Italian turkey sausage or ground Italian seasoned turkey

1 large onion, chopped

3 large carrots, halved

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups ketchup, divided

3/4 cup crushed Saltine crackers

1/4 cup light brown sugar

2 T. Worcestershire sauce

2 t. salt

1 t. garlic powder, divided

1 t. pepper

1/2 t. yellow mustard

Place carrot halves in bottom of a 6 quart slow cooker.

In a large mixing bowl, combine beef, sausage or turkey, onion, 3/4 cup ketchup, crackers, eggs, 1/2 t. garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Use your hands to mix until well combined.

Form meat mixture into a loaf and place on top of carrots in slow cooker.

In same bowl, mix together brown sugar, mustard, remaining ketchup and 1/2 t. garlic powder. Pour ketchup mixture over meatloaf and spread, covering evenly. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.

Let meatloaf sit for 20 minutes after turning off heat. Carefully lift from slow cooker. Serve warm.

This recipe makes excellent cold sandwiches.

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