Slow Cooker Beef Meatloaf & Vegetables --
  • Total Recipe Time: 4-1/2 or 8-1/2 hours
  • Makes 6 servings.


  1. 1-1/2 pounds Ground Beef (93% or leaner)
  2. 3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  3. 3/4 cup ketchup, divided
  4. 1/2 cup minced onion
  5. 1 egg
  6. 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  7. 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  10. 1 teaspoon pepper, divided
  11. 12 ounces baby red potatoes, cut in half
  12. 12 ounces baby carrots
  13. 2 tablespoons unsalted beef broth
  14. 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar


  1. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, 1/2 cup ketchup, onion, egg, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, thyme, 3/4 teaspoon pepper, mixing lightly but thoroughly.  Form 8 x 4 x 2-inch loaf.  Place loaf into 3-1/2 to 5-1/2-quart slow cooker.
  2. Toss potatoes and carrots with salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper.  Arrange potatoes and carrots around meatloaf in slow cooker.  Add broth; cover and cook on HIGH 4 hours or LOW 8 hours until instant-read thermometer inserted into center registers 160°F.
  3. Skim 2 tablespoons of liquid from bottom of slow cooker, if available.  Combine remaining 1/4 cup of ketchup, brown sugar and liquid from bottom of meatloaf in small bowl.  Spread onto meatloaf.  Cover and cook 15 minutes.  Remove meatloaf from slow cooker.  Cut into slices.  Season with salt and pepper as desired.  Serve meatloaf with potatoes and carrots.
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
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