Crockpot Meatloaf (non-tomato based) recipe

by Stefany on September 2, 2013

crockpot meatloaf


I love all recipes I can make in my crockpot. This one has quickly become one of my favorites. This is my traditional meatloaf recipe that I use in my crockpot. I am not a fan of ketchup covered meatloaf and this one is not tomato based so it is perfect for us.  If you are worried about the grease, you can prop your loaf on ramekins or a metal veggie strainer. I just use a turkey baster and pull the grease out once while cooking and again before cutting into the meat. The veggies taste so good being cooked this way too! You don’t have to do a thing to them. Just place around the meatloaf and the juices cook them to perfection!  As with all my recipes, I play with them. Today I used Colby/Jack cheese and more of it. I also added more green bell pepper because we like the flavor it provides. Experiment and find what works best for you! If you haven’t tried a crockpot recipe, give this one a go! You will love it.

4.8 from 6 reviews

Crockpot Meatloaf (not tomato based)
Recipe type: Beef
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  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons steak sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Lawry’s seasoned salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder (or minced garlic)
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1½ tablespoons minced bell pepper
  • 1½ tablespoons minced onion
  • 3 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1⅓ cups fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1⅔ pounds ground beef
  • cut potatoes and carrots if you choose to include them
  1. Spray crockpot with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together egg, ketchup, steak sauce, seasoned salt, garlic, black pepper, bell pepper, onion, cheese and bread crumbs.
  3. Add meat; mix gently but thoroughly.
  4. Form meat mixture into a loaf and place in crockpot.
  5. Add cut potatoes and carrots around meat loaf.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  7. Open occasionally to drain grease.


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Taryn Pasco September 11, 2013 at 11:58 pm

This looks so good! I am going to have to share this recipe with my dad. For some reason tomatoes give him bad heartburn and he has to watch what he eats. He loves meatloaf I think he would really enjoy this recipe! Thank you for sharing!!


Rebecca Parsons September 22, 2013 at 2:11 pm

In my house meatloaf is devoured and I always change my recipe up each time i do it. This will be a nice change using someone’s other than my recipe for it.


Stefany September 22, 2013 at 6:12 pm

It is yummy! I think you will like it!


Stacy D. September 24, 2013 at 1:45 pm

This one looks pretty good. I’ll have to try this recipe as well!


Beth R September 24, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Oh I can’t wait to try this! I have been wanting a good meatloaf recipes that is not tomato based. This one sounds like a great easy meal to put together too!


laurie nykaza October 8, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Great recipe I love trying new recipes in the crockpot so my family would love this looks easy to do as well! thanks


heather October 9, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Ok, I had no idea that you could make this in the crock pot and I gotta try this. I love using the crock pot this time of year and this looks delish.


l.d. varner October 15, 2013 at 10:57 am

wow!!! sounds great and looks good. sending this one to my mother. she is allergic to tomatoes. perhaps she can eat this one. she just loves meatloaf i’m surprised she doesn’t already have a crock pot recipes


Jerri Davis October 21, 2013 at 8:14 pm

I am always looking for a different meatloaf recipe this one looks really good. Thank you, Jerri Davis


christine reyes November 14, 2013 at 9:13 pm

This is so funny that I stumbled across this recipe. I was planning on doing a meat loaf in the crock pot tomorrow, but the recipe I have is a little bland compared to this one. So, thank you!


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