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


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, ketchup, oats and soup mix. Crumble beef over mixture; mix well. Shape into a round loaf.
  • 2. Cut three 20-in. x 3-in. strips of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Crisscross the strips so they resemble the spokes of a wheel. Place meat loaf in the center of the strips; pull the strips up and bend the edges to form handles. Grasp the foil handles to transfer loaf to a 3-qt. slow cooker. (Leave the foil in while meat loaf cooks.)
  • 3. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until a meat thermometer reaches 160°. Using foil strips, left meat loaf out of slow cooker. Yield: 8 servings.

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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!"

Reviewed Jul. 23, 2015

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

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!"

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."

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."

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."

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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