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Slices of crockpot meatloaf served with carrots, potatoes and green beans.

Crockpot Meatloaf

This crockpot meatloaf is lean ground beef mixed with breadcrumbs, herbs and seasonings, then cooked in a slow cooker along with carrots and potatoes. An easy dinner option that's perfect to come home to after a long day!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 396kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided use
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 2 1/2 pounds ground beef 90% lean
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves minced
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper plus more to taste
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup ketchup divided use
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 pound small potatoes halved
  • 1 pound carrots peeled, halved and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • cooking spray


  • Coat a 6 quart crockpot with cooking spray.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a small pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 4-5 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 30 more seconds.
  • Place the garlic and onion mixture in a large bowl along with the ground beef, thyme, salt, pepper, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, eggs and breadcrumbs. Stir well to combine.
  • Drizzle the remaining tablespoon of olive oil over the carrots and potatoes and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Form the beef mixture into a loaf. Place in the crockpot and arrange the potatoes and carrots around the meat.
  • Brush the top of the loaf with half the ketchup. Cover the crockpot and cook for 6 hours on low.
  • Brush the remaining ketchup over the cooked meatloaf. Sprinkle with parsley, then slice and serve.


If you don't have time to cook the onions and garlic in the morning, you can either cook them then night before, or simply add them raw to the ground beef mixture.


Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 861mg | Potassium: 802mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 9743IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 4mg