This is one of my favorite remakes on a traditional dish.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 hrs 15 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
5 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 meatloaf
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Meatloaf:
Glaze:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Mix onion, mushroom, milk, bread crumbs, eggs, and salt together in a large bowl. Break ground beef into small pieces and add to onion mixture; stir. Shape the beef mixture into a round loaf and place into a 5-quart slow cooker.

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  • Cook on Low until no longer pink in the center, 5 to 6 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

  • Whisk ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce together in a small bowl; spoon over the meatloaf.

  • Continue cooking glazed meatloaf until the glaze is warmed, about 15 minutes.

  • Remove meatloaf to a cutting board and let rest 10 minutes before slicing.

Cook's Note:

If you prefer a gravy to a glaze: melt 2 tablespoons butter or margarine in a saucepan over medium heat. Add 2 cups sliced mushrooms and 2 tablespoons minced onion; cook and stir until vegetables are tender. Pour 2 cups beef broth into the saucepan; simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Mix 1/4 cup water and 2 tablespoons cornstarch in a small cup; stir into broth. Cook and stir until thickened, about 1 minute.

Nutrition Facts

374 calories; protein 25.6g 51% DV; carbohydrates 29g 9% DV; fat 17.2g 26% DV; cholesterol 135.6mg 45% DV; sodium 960.1mg 38% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2015
An easy twist on regular meatloaf. I baked in a loaf pan the traditional way at 350F for an hour and fifteen minutes. Spread the glaze on during the last 15 minutes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/09/2014
I sauteed my onions and mushrooms before adding it to the mix since I don't like raw onions steaming in a meatloaf. I also added 2 small cloves of minced garlic & some black pepper to the mix - this is just my personal taste. After adding all of the ingredients-the mix was so wet it wouldn't even form into a loaf. I gradually added additional bread crumbs until it was just able to form into a loaf. I needed to add over 1/2 cup of extra bread crumbs. Since the recipe stated it should take about 5-6 hours I didn't check it until about 4 hrs and 20 minutes at which point I figured I would add the glaze. The meatloaf already registered 200 degrees! My fault that I didn't check it sooner I suppose so I strongly recommend you check well before the 5 hr. mark. I decided not to leave it in any additional time for fear that it was already a hockey puck so I put the loaf on a cookie sheet topped with glaze and broiled about 5 minutes just to heat and get lightly sticky. I was surprised that even after cooking to such a high temperature the meatloaf was moist and had a perfect texture (thanks to the addition of more bread crumbs). I do think it could use some additional seasoning-maybe a little ketchup or steak sauce. Due to the changes in cooking time & the need for additional bread crumbs I would rate as a 3 but a few changes would make it 5. Excited to learn though that I can make this successfully in a slow cooker! Read More
(7)
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
09/09/2014
I sauteed my onions and mushrooms before adding it to the mix since I don't like raw onions steaming in a meatloaf. I also added 2 small cloves of minced garlic & some black pepper to the mix - this is just my personal taste. After adding all of the ingredients-the mix was so wet it wouldn't even form into a loaf. I gradually added additional bread crumbs until it was just able to form into a loaf. I needed to add over 1/2 cup of extra bread crumbs. Since the recipe stated it should take about 5-6 hours I didn't check it until about 4 hrs and 20 minutes at which point I figured I would add the glaze. The meatloaf already registered 200 degrees! My fault that I didn't check it sooner I suppose so I strongly recommend you check well before the 5 hr. mark. I decided not to leave it in any additional time for fear that it was already a hockey puck so I put the loaf on a cookie sheet topped with glaze and broiled about 5 minutes just to heat and get lightly sticky. I was surprised that even after cooking to such a high temperature the meatloaf was moist and had a perfect texture (thanks to the addition of more bread crumbs). I do think it could use some additional seasoning-maybe a little ketchup or steak sauce. Due to the changes in cooking time & the need for additional bread crumbs I would rate as a 3 but a few changes would make it 5. Excited to learn though that I can make this successfully in a slow cooker! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2015
An easy twist on regular meatloaf. I baked in a loaf pan the traditional way at 350F for an hour and fifteen minutes. Spread the glaze on during the last 15 minutes. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2014
Just like Mom's and slow cooker convenient! I've substituted oatmeal or chopped up old bread with onion powder garlic powder and sage for the seasoned bread crumbs and it's great! Definitely a new Sunday noon meal for our family! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2015
This recipe turned out great. Instead of using ketchup for the glaze I used Hickory BBQ Sauce. I'll definitely make this meat loaf again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2016
This meatloaf is a hit in our house. I'm usually not a big meatloaf fan but I love this recipe. It is very moist and the sauce on top is delicious! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2015
I made this yummy meat loaf yesterday!' very yummy and I didn't use the slow cooker instead I used the oven still yummy and used cayenne pepper and 2 chopped mushrooms and 2 cloves of garlic chopped and quite tasty!! I will keep this recipe and make again! I like to kick up good recipes and add my own twist! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2016
Super easy!! turned out great..will definitely make this again!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2017
Loved this. I added a package of lipton beefy onion soup mix to the meat mixture and fresh onions. Added potatoes and more onions a couple hours before it was done along with a can of french onion soup mix. It was delish and turned out more like a salisbury steak than meatloaf. I had to make those changes to get a very picky child to eat it (she isn't a fan of "meatloaf") Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/16/2016
Nice to be able to use the crockpot but overall just OK. Read More