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Crock Pot Taco Meatloaf

I posted on Facebook last week that I was cooking meatloaf in the crock pot for the first time and many of you mentioned that you cook it in the crock pot all the time.

So, I guess I am behind the times, because I really do not remember trying this before. And now I am wondering what took me so long to try meatloaf in the crock pot. It turned out great. We loved it and I loved how easy it was.

Some of you mentioned on Facebook that the only problem you had with cooking a meatloaf in the crock pot was that it tended to be greasy and I can see why this could be an issue.

I think this could easily be solved by placing some chunks of onions under the meatloaf or even rolling up some foil and setting the meatloaf on it like some of you mentioned on Facebook. You basically would want to lift the meatloaf up so that it is not sitting in its own grease while it cooks.

I will say though that I did not have this problem. I used really lean ground beef and some ground deer meat. I had no grease in the bottom of my crock pot, in fact mine got a little crispy on the outside. So, I really think it may depend on what type of ground beef or ground meat you use if you will need to raise the meat off up the bottom of the crock pot or not.

I made my crock pot meatloaf with a Mexican Flavor, but really I think any meatloaf recipe would adapt well for the crock pot.

Have you tried crock pot meatloaf before? I would love to hear your tips for cooking it this way. 


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  1. Brandette says:

    I have always loved cooking with my crockpot! But, almost 2 years ago when our son was born, I started cooking way more stuff in it because it is so effortless when my day gets away from me with the baby, etc. I have cooked meatloaf in it a couple times, its the only way I cook it now. I also have changed to cook many of our favorites in the crockpot as well for ease. For example, I do enchiladas, lasagna, spaghetti, baked potatoes and the usual suspects like soups, chilis. Next I want to try hamburgers! Anything that is super easy, saves me time, and involves no mess (I use Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners), I am all for!

  2. Colleen M. says:

    Thanks for the recipe! I never thought to cook it in a crockpot either. Can’t wait to try this next week!

  3. Mmmmmmmmmm….sounds yummy!! I will use buffalo meat and there won’t be any grease to worry about!

  4. Hi Lynn,
    Just trying to find your ‘homemade taco sauce” and when i click on the link above it takes me to a “what is it Wednesday link” but no recipe for sauce???
    when i type it in the search box on your website i can not find it either? Any suggestions how to find this recipe???


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