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Onion Meat Loaf Recipe

"My husband and I really enjoy this delicious meat loaf," writes Rhonda Cowden. The Quincy, Illinois cook needs just five ingredients to assemble the easy entree before popping it in the slow cooker.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 2 pounds ground beef


  • 1. Cut three 20-in. x 3-in. strips of heavy-duty foil; crisscross so they resemble spokes of a wheel. Place strips on the bottom and up the sides of a 3-qt. slow cooker. Coat strips with cooking spray.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, oats, ketchup and soup mix. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf. Place loaf in the center of the strips. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until a thermometer reads 160°.
  • 3. Using foil strips as handles, remove meat loaf to a platter. Yield: 8 servings.

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wy5s User ID: 5522571 231959
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2015

"Really easy to prepare and delicious. We did use barbecue sauce instead of catsup, just our preference. The foil made it really easy to lift out. We will have this again for sure!"

MKingsbury User ID: 8379846 230037
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2015

"I have made it in the crock pot and in the over, my family loved it."

ehlertn User ID: 1826861 228445
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2015

"Tasty and easy! I substituted a pound of ground turkey for half of the ground beef and baked in a conventional oven at 375 for an hour. Turned out moist and was a hit with our family! Will definitely make again!"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 145000
Reviewed May. 13, 2013

"This meat loaf was second only to my grandmother's recipe. It was delicious and moist and it was nice to have the oven free for other dishes."

lalupe User ID: 4370699 149012
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2012

"This was great!! I added some diced red pepper and some leftover diced onion. So it was nice and onion-y! Didn't have oatmeal so I used 3 slices of white, whole-grain bread that I crumbled. Was super easy and delicious."

SpunkeyKY User ID: 2629459 143876
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2012

"It was a great recipe. I used 1 cup of bread crumbs instead of the oats and topped it with stewed tomatoes. It was super easy to make, a real crowd pleaser, and it was nice to come home to dinner already made. My kids said it was a keeper recipe."

bakerbea User ID: 3058918 129580
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

"First time I have ever written a review, yet I use recipes off this web site all the time. Had to rate this one. It was great! Also added 1/2 cup of water and used beef onion soup mix instead of regular onion soup mix. Used my oven at 350 degrees for one hour instead of the slow cooker. Best meatloaf I have ever made and so easy."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.