Crock Pot Meatloaf and Vegetables
Author: Amy Flory
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 8 hours
Total time: 8 hours 20 mins
Cook your meatloaf and your vegetables in the same slow cooker for a delicious one pot meal!
  • about 3 cups baby carrots
  • about 4 small to medium potatoes, quartered
  • 2 tsp salt, divided
  • 1½ tsp pepper, divided
  • 1½ lbs ground beef
  • ½ cup onion, chopped very finely
  • ½ green bell pepper, chopped very finely
  • ⅔ cup bread crumbs or crushed Saltines
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • For Glaze
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 3 TBSP brown sugar
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  1. In the bottom of slow cooker, place baby carrots and quartered potatoes.
  2. Sprinkle with 1 tsp salt and ½ tsp pepper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, onion, bell pepper, bread crumbs or Saltines, milk, eggs, 1 tsp salt, and ½ tsp pepper. Using your hands, mix the ingredients well.
  4. Shape the meatloaf mixture into a loaf, and place directly on top of the carrots and potatoes.
  5. If desired, mix glaze ingredients in a small bowl, and spread over the top of the meatloaf.
  6. Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours.
  7. To serve, carefully transfer meatloaf to a platter, and add vegetables to the platter.
I was worried that cooking meatloaf in the crock would make it turn out mushy, but it worked great! And with chopped potatoes and baby carrots on the bottom, the meatloaf concoction on top created enough juices to give the veggies great moisture and flavor. Next time I might try adding a half of a brown gravy packet to the veggies. Usually meatloaf is for weekends in our house due to baking time, but now we can make this yummy comfort food any day of the week!

This was genius! The carrots and potato chunks on the bottom were very moist and tender. I did salt, pepper, and Mrs. Dash them before covering them with the meatloaf. I cooked everything on low for 8 hours and it was perfectly done.

I've made this twice now, and it's a great way to make a whole meal in one pot. Winner, winner, meatloaf for dinner!
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