Photography: Karry Hosford
6 servings (serving size: 4 ounces)

Because no evaporation takes place, the crockpot makes an especially moist and tender meat loaf. The mushrooms add moisture as well.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place bread in a food processor, and pulse 10 times or until crumbs measure 1 1/3 cups. Combine the crumbs, beef, and next 7 ingredients (beef through garlic) in a large bowl, and shape meat mixture into a 9 x 6-inch loaf. Place loaf in an electric slow cooker.

Step 2

Combine ketchup, mustard, and pepper in a small bowl, stirring with a fork. Spread ketchup mixture evenly over top of loaf. Cover with lid; cook on LOW for 5 hours.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Vjenningscpm's Review

October 05, 2013
This was very good! I chopped the mushrooms vs slicing them in a effort to sneak them by a family member who is not a fan.

Suekkg's Review

October 30, 2010
I made this meatloaf this week and it was BY FAR the best meatloaf I have ever made. I took the advise of another cook and minced the mushrooms. I also made mine with the new catsup that has no high fructose corn syrup and increased the red pepper. I did not want to wait the 5 hours for it to cook on LOW so I started mine on HIGH for 2 hours and then went to LOW for 2 hours. It came out of the slow cooker very firm and easy to slice. I served it with boiled Yukon Gold potatoes quartered/with olive oil and salt&pepper, as well as, Peas. Very friendly to my Weight Watchers diet plan.

nanatara's Review

September 12, 2011
Never considered meatloaf in slow cooker but this was darn good, quite easy, and clean-up was a breeze. Served it with steamed spinach. Only deviation from recipe was to add a bit of ground pepper to the meat mix. Texture was fine (not mushy as reported by some), or cooked perfectly (perhaps that reviewer reporting undercooked loaf made it too "thick"?), and I had no problem lifting entire loaf out of the crock with two spatulas. I had dried sliced Shitake on hand so I soaked some in water, squeezed out excess and used the reconsituted slices (many were broken) in the loaf. Worked great and recommend you give it a try. Looking forward to meatloaf sandwiches with some of the leftovers!

plummerjen's Review

September 25, 2010
My sister and I made this and altered it slightly...we used 2 lbs of meat (1lb. lean beef and 1lb. turkey) and used Bad Byron's Butt Rub Seasoning instead of red pepper and since we don't have access to "exotic" mushrooms, we just used canned. We also baked it instead of using the slow cooker at 350 degrees for about 1 1/2 hours. It was DELICIOUS and even my 4 & 2 year old boys DEVOURED did we! Mmmmmmm!!! (since we used 1/2 lb. more meat than called for we also increased the bread crumbs and seasoning's accordingly)

Jillianne's Review

July 11, 2012
My husband liked this. Super easy recipe--I used 1lb of each turkey & ground beef and added a little more sauce.

MichelleS's Review

September 03, 2009
I loved this meatloaf and I would absoultey make it again and for others as well. I had a few changes to the recipe but still LOVED it. I chopped the mushrooms in the food processor before adding them to the meat because sliced mushrooms just seemed too large. I also used all extra lean ground turkey. I don't eat red meats. I added some dijon to the turkey mixture before shaping it too. It took about 2 hours for mine because it was very small. I made it with some potato pierogis and steamed baby carrots. I am looking forward to some left over sandwiches with it.

GramercyGal's Review

November 03, 2009
This was fab-u-lous!! I was a little leery doing a meatloaf in my crock pot, but I was pleasantly surprised! I did all turkey meat, as one of my guests doesn't eat red meat, but it was moist, flavorful, and the texture was perfect! The only changes I made was all turkey meat and I added a bit of brown sugar to the topping as well as Thai garlic chili sauce instead of the red pepper. Everyone raved! I can't wait to have the left over in a sandwich tomorrow!

altila's Review

October 08, 2011
The meatloaf was bland. I made it for my husband during the week, and he was not a fan. I would have doubled the sauce, and added more seasoning to the meatloaf. Definitely will not be making this again..

becker904's Review

February 14, 2012
My whole family loved this recipe!

txisheaven's Review

November 20, 2012