Saturday, April 30, 2022

Crockpot Meatloaf and the last Weekly Menu before Vacation

This meatloaf, made in a crockpot, is perfect for your next party.  It makes enough to feed a crowd, bakes in the slow cooker while you are busy preparing for company is scrumptious.

crockpot meatloaf

And because it is made in the slow cooker it is perfect for summertime gatherings without heating up your house.

This meatloaf cooks right on the foil in the slow cooker then gets lifted out by the foil, placed onto a sheet pan and, after adding the glaze, goes under the broiler for a bit.  Pair it with some of the other dishes being shared today or take it with you to your next potluck.
crockpot meatloaf

This is going to be a busy week for me as I prepare for our trip to Cabo.  We leave next Saturday and this is the first dive trip that we have been on since right before COVID stopped the world.  I am very excited.

Today Frank has our nephew Ryan and his girlfriend here for a CPL class. Tomorrow we are having a neighborhood gathering, fingers crossed that the weather is nice.  Monday is our Anniversary.  30 years of marital bliss!!!  I can't believe how very blessed I have been to have Frank in my life.  We are trying a new to us restaurant that we've heard good things about.

Wednesday is Frank's birthday but since we have choir practice we are going to wait and have a Cumpleaños Feliz Fiesta on Cinco de Mayo. Four of our kids and their families can be here that night.  The Teen has to work and the eldest son lives in VA but both of them are going to Cabo with us so it works out perfectly.

Friday I am packing......woohoooooo.  Our flight is at 6 am so we need to leave here about 2 am....early to bed for us.

Saturday-CPL Class
Lemon Loaf
Fruit Salad
Coffee and Juice
Hawaiian Burgers (moved from last week)
Baked Beans
Potato Chips
Tossed Salad

Sunday-Neighborhood Potluck
BBQ Ribs and Chicken
Cucumber Corn and Tomato Salad
Mixed Berry Shortbread
whatever anyone else brings

Out for our Anniversary

Apricot Chicken 
Steamed Rice
Green Beans

Wednesday-Frank's Birthday
Out to dinner before choir practice

Thursday-Cumpleaños Feliz Fiesta
Six Layer Taco Dip
Chips with Salsa/Guacamole
Shrimp Salad
Cheese Quesadillas
Tropical Fruit Platter
Discada Nortena
Pollo Ajocomina
Black Bean Enchiladas
Refried Beans
Green Rice
Flour/Corn Tortillas
Jelly Donut Bundt Cake

Leftovers or Order in Pizza

Entrees, Beef, Meatloaf, Slow Cooker, Crockpot
Entrees, Beef
Yield: 12 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Crockpot Meatloaf

Crockpot Meatloaf

This meatloaf, made in a crockpot, is perfect for your next party. It makes enough to feed a crowd, bakes in the slow cooker while you are busy preparing for company is scrumptious.
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 8 HourTotal time: 8 H & 20 M


  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely minced, divided
  • 2 c. herb seasoned stuffing mix
  • 1 1/3 c. milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c. ketchup
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1 T. mustard
  • 2 t. cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Combine 2 Tablespoons of the minced onion with the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In large bowl, using clean hands combine the ground beef, remaining onion, stuffing mix, milk, eggs, salt, pepper and 2 Tablespoons of the ketchup mixture. Shape into an oval and place into the crock of a slow cooker that has been lined on the bottom and up the sides with 2 layers of aluminum foil that have been treated with cooking spray.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hrs.
  4. Carefully lift out the meatloaf, using the foil and place onto a baking sheet. Cover with the reserved glaze and place under the broiler until sticky and bubbly.


Adapted from a recipe by The Chunky Chef

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  1. Meatloaf looks delicious, I will have to try this. Love the weekly menu. The menu for today looks wonderful. All will enjoy it.

    1. We had a wonderful gathering with our neighbors Cathy AND I got some new recipes to try. They brought great potluck dishes.


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