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Lazy Meatloaf

Crockpot meatloaf is a delicious and easy set-it-and-forget it meal that you will want to make on repeat! Everyone will love this tender and flavorful take on an old classic!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 15 mins
Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Comfort food, Easy Meatloaf, Meatloaf
Servings: 5 people + leftovers
Calories: 732kcal


  • 2 lbs ground beef I suggest 90% lean or leaner.
  • ½ cup chopped onion I take frozen, chopped onion and give it a whir in a Nutri-Bullet. This gives onion flavor without any big onion pieces.
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 + ⅔ cups ketchup
  • 1.5 cups Italian bread Crumbs
  • 1 pinch each salt and pepper


  • Place ground beef, eggs, onion, 1 cup ketchup, bread crumbs, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl.
    raw meat and other ingredients in mixing bowl
  • Mix thoroughly. I like to use my hands for this and I always use gloves (see link above). If using bare hands, make sure to practice safe meat handles guidelines and to wash you hands well both before and after.
  • Place meat mixture into pot and form into a loaf that is the shape of your slow cooker. I try to keep my loaf about ½" away from the edges of the pot to aid with even cooking (see note above).
    uncooked meatloaf in pan
  • Drizzle remaining ⅔ cup ketchup (or more) over top of the meatloaf.
    raw meat loaf with ketchup drizzles on top
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours


This recipe was made in a 6 quart slow cooker.  


Calories: 732kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 227mg | Sodium: 1366mg | Potassium: 885mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 623IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 6mg