When you think "meatloaf," it's not often that "slow cooker" is right behind. But the truth is, you can get traditional meatloaf right out of the slow cooker, and everything's here - ground beef, garlic, onions, breadcrumbs, delicious fresh herbs, and lightly beaten eggs acting as the glue that holds the whole thing together. And if that's not enough flavor for you, just wait until you taste the sweet and tangy sauce that tops the whole thing off.
While it's natural to worry that meatloaf out of a slow cooker might be too wet, or fall apart in the insert, don't. It seems quite wet when it's first placed in, but it really will hold its shape to give you beautifully-shaped and perfectly moist meatloaf that will have everyone coming back for more.
Although this is a traditional meatloaf recipe, you can switch it up any way you'd like. Add black olives and lots of oregano for a Greek spin, or use fresh cilantro and chili spices for a Mexican twist. One of the best things about meatloaf is that it can be whatever you're in the mood for!
Note: All slow cookers are a little bit different in temperature and calibration. This recipe was tested in Cooktop Cove's Test Kitchen using this slow cooker, which is available for purchase here.
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